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rararachel Jan 16, 2013 03:52 PM

So I picked up a bunch of blood oranges last weekend and after making many blood orange old fashioneds I still have about 6 blood oranges leftover. Any ideas on how to use them? So far I'm thinking in a fennel or beet salad or perhaps a blood orange cake or tart, but I've got no recipes yet. Any favorites out there?

  1. greygarious Jan 18, 2013 09:22 AM

    Depends on the type. The widely-available Moro is more acidic and less sweet than the harder-to-find Tarocco, which is superb all on its own. I like to slice a peeled blood orange thinly, crosswise. If it needs to be sweeter, macerate briefly with a little sugar or honey or agave nectar. Arrange slices in a ring on a dessert plate. In the center, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet, or sweetened mascarpone cheese or Greek yogurt. Drizzle with pomegranate syrup. This is a pretty, refreshing, easy dessert, especially nice for brunch or at the end of a heavier meal.

    1. charles_sills Jan 18, 2013 09:10 AM

      the blood and sand, i dont know if blood oranges are traditionally used, but i bet it would be great.
      equal parts scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and blood orange juice. i like it with double the scotch.

      1. HillJ Jan 18, 2013 08:55 AM

        Juiced it makes a flavorful salad dressing, added to icing sugar to create a citrus drizzle over scones or juiced and frozen as ice cubes for Sangria

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          fourunder Jan 18, 2013 09:00 AM

          Juiced it makes a flavorful......

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          vodka Drink

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            HillJ Jan 18, 2013 09:07 AM

            absolutely!

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              foodieX2 Jan 18, 2013 09:16 AM

              I was going to say a blood orange mimosa! Delish

          2. pdxgastro Jan 17, 2013 11:19 PM

            My local paper had a bundt cake recipe: http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/ind...

            1. TrishUntrapped Jan 17, 2013 08:31 AM

              I wanted to make this simple but very cute Blood Orange Tart the other day. But here in Connecticut I couldn't find any blood oranges.

              http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2010/01/...

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                Sam D. Jan 17, 2013 04:43 AM

                Blood orange marmalade
                Add them to a beet salad
                Blood orange upside down cake

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                  chefathome Jan 17, 2013 07:55 AM

                  I too love to make blood orange marmalade. They are also fantastic in semifreddo or sorbet.

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                  HandLikeAFist Jan 17, 2013 01:13 AM

                  Peeled and sliced across in 1/2 - 3/4 in. slices. Three overlapping slices per salad plate. Scatter with slivers of the freshest garlic you can find, 10-15 slivers per plate. Drizzle with the absolutely best olive oil you can afford; new crop is best, and it's offering coincides with blood orange season.

                  That's it. Simple dish (Sicilian?) that demands the best products. Amazingly good.

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                    fourunder Jan 17, 2013 12:54 AM

                    Simple Blood Orange Salad....

                    Your favorite greens, sliced red onion and blood orange slices or segments.

                    Olive Oil and vinegar.

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                      sr44 Jan 16, 2013 07:22 PM

                      And in today's NY Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/din...

                      1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 16, 2013 06:01 PM

                        I adore blood oranges. Some good ways to go...

                        Cakes:
                        http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/3251/Claudia-Rodens-Orange-and-Almond-Cake.html
                        http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/03/blood_orange_polenta_upside_down_cake_with_whipped_creme_fraiche

                        Salads:
                        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Blood-Orange-Beet-and-Fennel-Salad-378345
                        http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

                        It also makes a fabulous panna cotta, or a wonderful compote that you can use as a topping for cheesecake or a chocolate cake or tart.

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                          Violatp Jan 16, 2013 05:23 PM

                          Make blood orange curd.
                          Take spoon.
                          Eat curd.

                          :-)

                          I love blood oranges SO much. Last time I used some in cocktails - blood orange juice, X-Rated liqueur, citrus vodka. Yum.

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                            weedy Jan 16, 2013 05:19 PM

                            reduce the juice with a little Grand Marnier and perhaps a little ancho chile powder, and mount with butter.
                            Serve over grilled fish.

                            Blood Orange Margaritas - also good.

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