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Apr 26, 2007 04:28 PM

Blood Oranges?

I went...shall we say a little overboard at the farmers market this afternoon and bought a BIG, BIG bag of blood oranges (but it was three bucks, such a deal--I couldn't refuse right?)
now, it's only me and the BF and he's not an all out eat ton's of fruit fan. short of giving them away, what should I do? any interesting ideas?

short of eating them straight, I'm thinking about making some kind of syrup for BO martini's maybe?

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  1. Just how big IS this bag?! Of course you can make blood orange syrup...and/or juice the extra ones and freeze for later...make blood orange vinaigrette...blood orange reduction sauce...blood orange glaze...blood orange sorbet...

    1. Are they the sweet ot tart type? They keep for months in the produce bin in the fridge. They are nice in a green salad too.

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      1. re: rworange

        Hi, rworange!

        I see that Wikipedia notes three varieties of Blood Orange, but is it the variety that makes it sweet or sour, or the timing of the harvest?

        We have one Moro Blood Orange tree, and although the fruit appears ready for picking, if we harvest too early the fruit is painfully sour. If we wait several more months, the same fruit is extremely sweet.

        1. re: liu

          That might explain why some usually sweet Moro blood oranges can be sour ... picked too soon. However the Trocodaro are always sour, almost like a Seville orange.

          1. re: rworange

            Oh, you are so stuffed with info -- leave room for great chow!
            Thanks, rworange! I always appreciate you!

      2. Last night I had oranges that had been soaked in Maker's Mark. Delicious, and I bet your boyfriend would eat them!

        1. Make blood orange curd - use blood orange juice and zest in place of lemon. Then you can put the curd on scones, toast, muffins, etc. or you can ake a blood orange curd tart.

          1. I've been paying about a buck per orange, and then my dad comes home with a whole bag full of them for only $2. (sigh)

            I'm actually making blood orange sorbet right now.