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Apr 13, 2011 04:02 AM

Favourite savoury meals with orange?

Hey guys,

I bought a truck load of oranges and wondering what to do with them that is not dessert. I am a vegan and don't use refined sugars/flours if that helps narrow down what I'd like to eat.

So far, I have already made:

101Cookbook's Pan-glazed orange tempeh
Spinach, orange and almond salad
Yam, orange and spinach soup
Spanish paella with butternut squash and orange
Orange cucumber and wakame salad
Shiitake, Walnut, and Cranberry Salad with Adzuki Beans with an Orange vinaigrette
A kohlrabi, wheat berry and apple salad with an orange/lemon vinaigrette
Moroccan oranges with cinnamon salad (this was for dessert)

Any other flavour combinations I should try out?

Can I squeeze my own orange juice and freeze it to use later?

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  1. Oranges pair beautifully with black beans. Try adding segments to your favorite black bean salad recipe, or try out Moosewood's recipe for Brazilian Black Bean Soup!

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    1. re: 4Snisl

      Yum, I made the Brazilian Black Bean soup last night because of your recommendation and it was wonderful!!! I used this recipe: and included the optional tomatoes and sour cream. Really fab, thanks!

      1. re: miss louella

        You're welcome! Glad it turned out so well for you.....

    2. I love oranges with fennel - thinly sliced fennel with orange segments and avocado, dressed in a vinaigrette, delicious. A local restaurant also makes a rice pilaf dish with slivered almonds, fresh dill and orange zest - it sounds strange but the flavors really work well.

      1. I like them in green salad, not just spinach. They also last quite a long time in the fridge.

        1. Mexican combo?
          Orange filets,Jicama, Radishes Lime Juice and sprinkle of Pico de Gallo.
          Thai Style?
          Coconut Milk, Fresh Mint and Cilantro, finley sliced Bird Chili, Lemon Grass and Juillened Ginger.

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          1. re: chefj


            I agree.

            I do a cochanita pibil and pollo pibil both with regular orange juice. For veg, I would do with portabello mushrooms or zucchini or squash. Uses achiote paste which can be found at any Mexican grocer.

            I Also do a Japanese orange/ginger/lime salad dressing.

            I also like Orange cheese cake with an Oreo cookie crust.

          2. An orange and beet salad is a lovely thing. You can use either roasted and chilled beets or raw beets thinly sliced on a mandolin. Arrange on a plate with orange supremes and top with a lemon/orange juice and olive oil dressing (shallots are a nice addition here) and some toasted walnuts (or any other nut for that matter).