Kumquat Recipes besides marmalade and preserves...
- mochi mochi May 15, 2007 01:51 PM
My parent's tree is loaded with beautiful fruit, but they don't make use of them. Does anyone have any recipes besides marmalade, preserves or chutney? Quick bread, cakes, pies, cookies ? I Googled -but was uninspired. Thanks
7 or so mint leaves
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp fresh lime juice (1/2-1 lime)
1 1/2 oz light rum
4 kumquats quartered
Muddle the mint leaves with the sugar in the bottom of the tumbler. Toss in the kumquat slices and muddle some more. Pour in lime juice & rum and stir. Dump in some ice and top with club soda, place shaker cup on top, flip and shake gently to mix
club soda, flip back and serve. Take a whole kumquat and cut a slit half way through and rest on the rim of the glass. Delicious and refreshing summer adult beverage!
When I had a cute bountiful tree I experimented alot. In the food processor with garlic, sugar, salt, Dijon mustard- slathered paste on ham before baking. Halved and tossed into stews and curries to lend an interesting note- almost like preserved lemons. Halved and tossed into sangria, or lemonade, or any summery drink. When you have that many the fun part is the experimentation.
At my old house I had a tree laden with them as well. I love Morrocan tagine which traditionally uses salted lemons. So, I made salted kumquats as a substitute. Basically, cut an X in one end, drop into a clean jar, add some kosher salt, repeat. As the kumquats accumulate, sort of pack them down so they release a little juice and keep adding salt. When the jar is full, close it up and put it in a dark place. After about a week you have salt-preserved kumquats!