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Seville/sour oranges

charleswha Jan 1, 2013 11:15 AM

Now is the season for Seville oranges. Anyone seen fresh ones in the area?

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    LeoLioness Jan 1, 2013 12:39 PM

    I haven't checked lately, but I've gotten them from the Somerville Market Basket in the past.

    1. kobuta Jan 1, 2013 12:52 PM

      I saw four or five lonely ones at the Market Basket in Burlington yesterday, but they looked a little sad in quality.

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        Madrid Jan 1, 2013 03:05 PM

        sometimes Arax in Watertown has them.

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        1. re: Madrid
          StriperGuy Jan 2, 2013 12:21 AM

          They ALWAYS have them in season.

        2. trufflehound Jan 1, 2013 03:31 PM

          I was at WF in Framingham a week ago and looked, but didn't see any.

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            pocketviking Jan 1, 2013 06:52 PM

            Whole Foods, River Street.

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              dulce de leche Jan 2, 2013 03:10 PM

              They always have them at Somerville Market Basket, and did this a.m. Sour oranges, that is. They are right by the plantains (always reminds me to make mojo!) near the ice cream freezers.

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                Jenny Ondioline Jan 2, 2013 09:42 PM

                Russo's always has them, though they can be a trial to locate. They tend to keep them separate from the other citrus, I suspect so people won't accidentally mix them up with the tangerines and the like.

                1. BostonZest Jan 10, 2014 10:59 AM

                  They were at Market Basket Somerville today. The produce guy says they always have them but they are displayed near the ice cream cases in the last produce stand. He called them "cooking oranges."


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                    quirkydeb Jan 10, 2014 06:32 PM

                    Can they be eaten raw? Is the fruit bitter and/or sour?

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                    1. re: quirkydeb
                      Jenny Ondioline Jan 10, 2014 10:44 PM

                      In order: I wouldn't recommend it, yes and yes. Seville oranges are what marmalade is traditionally made from. They're small, bitter and sour, and would not be nice eaten out of hand.

                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                        StriperGuy Jan 11, 2014 12:29 AM

                        They are a key ingredient in many Caribbean marinades and mojos. Very sour, very flavorful zest, meant for cooking, never heard of anyone eating one out of hand.

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                          BostonZest Jan 11, 2014 05:14 AM

                          Thanks for more insight Jenny and Striperguy, I almost bought a couple yesterday to try but I will most certainly add two to my cart next time.

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                            StriperGuy Jan 11, 2014 06:32 AM

                            Classic mojo: bitter orange juice and zest, garlic, scallions, olive oil, simmer it all on the stove for a minute or so, use to drizzle over roast pork.

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