January 19, 2011

Peppered Oranges


Ingredients:
3 Cara Cara oranges
3 navel oranges
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons tangerine or orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Directions:
Peel the oranges as if you were going to supreme them but instead of sectioning, slice them horizontally into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange in bowls. In a small bowl, whisk together the pepper, juice and golden syrup. Drizzle over the fruit.

My thoughts:
I almost hesitated to share this recipe because it so simple, but it was so good I had to share. Citrus is at its peak right now and Cara Cara and navel oranges are so juicy and flavorful they scarcely need adornment. But I couldn't help making a simple syrup to drizzle over them. Not too sweet but pretty peppery, it brings out the oranges' sweet-tartness even more. A refreshing change from the usual. Great alone or over yogurt or (I bet) ice cream.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my, this looks delicious! I just got a bag of Cara Cara oranges at Sam's Club and have already made a delicious salad (http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=3815) and used a few of them, but now I know what to do next! Thanks for such an easy, yummy recipe!

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  2. This sounds great. I imagine grapefruit would work well also. I am not familiar with Golden Syrup tho? Please explain! thanks!

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  3. Beautiful, this is what I wanted from a recent visit to Chez Panisse. I got lovely citrus but it was ruined by average chocolate fondont.

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