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Accidentally bought juice oranges - what else can I do with them?

saturdaysmouse Feb 23, 2011 02:12 PM

you know, other than juicing.

Any tips appreciated - they've been sitting here for like a week just staring at me.

  1. Junie D Feb 24, 2011 08:27 AM

    orange sorbet - add some of the zest and a tablespoon of Grand Marnier

    1. s
      saturdaysmouse Feb 24, 2011 03:17 AM

      Thanks for all the ideas - I felt so overwhelmed by the pile of super-seedy oranges I hadn't even thought to juice them and then use the juice. I'm definitely starting with a salad dressing.

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      1. re: saturdaysmouse
        Ernie Diamond Feb 24, 2011 06:03 AM

        I think you'll find that eaten off of the rind, they are better than any naval you can buy in the store (assuming of course that you don't live in an area where citrus grows naturally).

        1. re: saturdaysmouse
          jvwool Feb 24, 2011 07:40 AM

          I just came across a recipe for candied pecans that calls for orange juice. They recommend serving the nuts over a salad. A homemade orange-mustard vinaigrette paired with candied nuts would make a delicious pair over mixed greens!

          2 cups sugar
          3/4 cup orange juice
          1 tbsp. zest
          3 cups pecan halves

          Mix orange juice and sugar in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook about 15 to 20 minutes, to the soft-ball stage (235°F degrees on candy thermometer). Be sure not to overcook. Remove from heat. Add orange peel and pecans. Stir until mixture turns a creamy color, about 7 to 10 minutes. Pour onto waxed paper. When cool, break apart and store in airtight container. Makes 3 cups.

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          Indy 67 Feb 24, 2011 03:11 AM

          I also have a lot of orange juice that I need to use up so I did a search on Epicurious. The link below leads to an appealing sounding recipe that I'm going to make tonight. I read through the comments and I'm inclined to incorporate many of those suggestions.


          1. ChefJune Feb 23, 2011 10:14 PM

            Peel them with a paring knife, removing all the pith, then slice them in rounds for snacking or including in salads. imho most Valencias have more flavor than so-called "eating" oranges.

            1. diesel Feb 23, 2011 09:56 PM

              Make salad dressing - vinaigrette but use OJ instead of vinegar. I like the pairing of orange and tarragon quite a bit, but there's lots of room for experimentation.

              1. Euonymous Feb 23, 2011 03:45 PM

                Do you mean Valencias? If so don't peel them. Slice them up into 6 or eight pieces from top to bottom (like cutting into quarters only smaller). Bite the orange flesh from the rind. You (or your friends) will see why we've called these orange smiles for years in my family. Just delicious, and great for lunchbox lunches.

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                  Floridagirl Feb 23, 2011 03:32 PM

                  I eat them they taste really good and juicy. Also, ambrosia, if you like to can you can make marmalade. You can juice them and freeze the juice and zest them and freeze the zest. I have a tangerine tree and a girl can only eat so many tangerines so that's what I do and I sub the tangerine stuff whenever I want citrus in any recipe, except of course key lime pie. Makes a fab chicken or pork marinade like mojo for grilling.

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                    Uncle Bob Feb 23, 2011 03:44 PM


                    1. re: Uncle Bob
                      Floridagirl Feb 24, 2011 06:51 AM

                      Tangerine juice makes amazing screwdrivers.

                  2. HillJ Feb 23, 2011 02:48 PM


                    make this delicious bundt cake!

                    1. Uncle Bob Feb 23, 2011 02:26 PM

                      Other than juicing.....Peel em & eat em....


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