sicilian orange salad in the cold weather
Having a dinner party this week (in Atlanta) and it's really cold for us down here...like in the 30s all week during the day. That's colder than usual.
Anyway, I have all these gorgeous honeybell oranges sent to me from my grandmother in Florida.
I found a simple recipe for an orange salad with oil, chili flakes and lots of parsley. With the beautifully fresh oranges this sounds like a good idea to me.
What would work as a main dish (sicilian/italian) to work with this, thinking about the cold weather too?
I would make an orange and sliced fennel salad, maybe with the addition of some mint leaves. And I would make braciole for the entree, sauteed brocolli raab for the green vegetable if you want one, and polenta with cheese. (Polenta may be more typical of northern Italian cooking--I'm not sure about that. So if you want pasta instead, I'd go with pumpkin filled ravioli.)