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Seville oranges - where at ?

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johnnyboy Jan 18, 2009 07:41 AM

Anyone knows where I could find a decent number of Seville oranges ? My GF needs (yes, needs) to make marmalade. We got them from Chez Louis last year, but couldn't find them this year. Any other possible source ?

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    maisonbistro Jan 18, 2009 09:54 AM

    I have seen them in the past at Akhavan in NDG- but I would call first before you go. I've also seen them at PA and at Mourelatos (both downtown and St. Laurent).

    1. carswell Jan 18, 2009 09:59 AM

      Though they're in season in Spain and United States hounds recently reported buying them, I associate them more with February-March. Haven't seen any this winter. Expect they'll be showing up in local stores soon. ExoFruits will certainly have them, as will Chez Louis and Chez Nino. Will report any sightings.

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        moh Jan 18, 2009 11:13 AM

        I have not yet seen them at these places, and I looked yesterday. I am starting to see blood oranges though. Not many, but the season is early.

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          johnnyboy Jan 18, 2009 12:22 PM

          Ah, so we're probably just too early then. We'll give it a go in a couple of weeks. Thanks all !

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        JadeMyst Jan 20, 2009 05:13 PM

        It's too early for sevilles here yet. Usually they show up around end of Feb and beginning of March if I remember correctly since I buy them from akhavan's to make marmalde myself. Only problem is that the ones at Akhavan can have spots of mould so you'll have to wash with table salt and water a bit to really clean them. Last year the sevilles at Akhavan were grown in Arizona.

        1. carswell Jan 23, 2009 09:40 PM

          ExoFruits on Côte-des-Neiges had them on Thursday. $1.99/lb if I recall correctly. Time to think about preparing the amazing Sour Orange and Cumin Roasted Chicken (reverse-engineered from a recipe published in the NYT -- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage... -- by replacing all the citrus fruit with Seville oranges and skipping the searing in oil step). Seville orange juice is great for seviche, too.

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            johnnyboy Jan 29, 2009 08:34 AM

            Excellent. We'll check it out this weekend. THanks !

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              carswell Jan 31, 2009 02:24 PM

              Saw some at Supermarché PA on Park Ave. this afternoon. Obviously it's Seville orange season in Montreal.

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            mellybean Jan 27, 2009 07:21 PM

            Akhavan has them, don't remember the price though. (sorry!)

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              AnnabelB Jan 31, 2009 12:24 PM

              Jean Talon Market - my fruit guru Tony at Leopoldos has them, and I am sure the many of the others do as well. Truly seasonal - the best ones come in mid February

              1. cherylmtl Jan 31, 2009 01:59 PM

                Atwater market has them at Fruiterie Atwater.

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