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May 13, 2007 08:48 AM

What do to with whole mandarin segments?

I have a 15 oz can of whole segment mandarin oranges in light syrup and I have no idea what to do with it - Suggestions (other than the asian chicken salad recipe) welcome. If it helps, I also have a 15 oz can of peach halves in heavy syrup.


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  1. I dislike canned mandarins, so no ideas there--I only see them in salads or jello. I think the chicken salad treatment is tolerable. But you can make a respectable peach upside down cake with canned peaches, till the fresh ones come in:

    1. Try a spinach salad with mandarin orange slices, slices avocados, bleu cheese crumbles, slivered almonds and dried cranberries. Dressing is either a citris vinaigrette or a hot bacon vinaigrette.

      1. They are also a good addition to apple salad (along with some nuts of choice, maybe some raisins or grapes)

        1. You can vary the Asian chicken salad to curried chicken salad with mayo, curry powder sauteed in a little butter but not burnt, celery and walnuts--great on a baguette. Can use them whole or whirr them in Cuisinart to make topping or flavoring for a Asiany cheesecake or topping for ice cream or mix with cream cheese for a sweet sandwich on toast.

          1. Thanks for the recs - I ended up following a dole recipe from their website and made a fruit pizza with the mandarin segments ;)