Bag of Oranges here and need some ideas.....
So, my son drops off a big bag of oranges and takes off for 2 weeks - I can juice them - but htey are tasty - so CH's - need some ideas before they go bad......
Hate to juice them all.....
i wouldn't keep them for months.
if they are juicing oranges, juice them as needed, and then as the oranges get a little older, juice and freeze.
if they are navels or another eating orange, i'd consider:
1. fennel, olive and orange salad from sicily
2. real ambrosia
3. candied orange half-moon slices, tips dipped in chocolate.
>>>i wouldn't keep them for months.<<<
Why not? Last November I discovered a case of Costco Sunkist Navels in the back of the fridge that I had bought in March. They were fine -- the only noticeable difference was that they had lost a bit of moisture, and as a result were sweeter and more intensely flavored than the day I bought them.
For the ones you're going to juice for whatever application, peel first and candy the strips. They're good for eating out of hand, dipping halfway into chocolate for a confections, or chopping and adding to baked goods. I find a light hand with a vegetable peeler gets you practically pith-less strips.
If you zest before juicing, do so over the container you're going to juice into. The essential oils that spritz up into the air will fall into the container and you won't lose them.
You could make marmalade or a fresh orange juice cake (This one's pretty good, especially with a touch of anise extract added to the glaze: http://www.food.com/recipe/orange-jui... ) or orange curd (it freezes well!). You could use a few of them up in savory dishes like carnitas or orange-ginger beef. Orange-carrot soup? Fruit salad?
Now I'm hungry.