January 19, 2011

Peppered Oranges

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

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.