FRESH START WITH ORANGE

FRESH START WITH ORANGE

Orange is the star of spring, very citrus and sweet. Grab few for this Friday and try these simple recipes to bring bright flavor to you weekend indulgence.Five Recipes from salad to cake…

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SPRING FRESH TWIN CABBAGE & ORANGE SALAD

SERVE:2

PREP:15 Min

COOKING TIME:10 Min

INGREDIENTS

2 Oranges

1 Pink Grape Fruit

1 Cup Cabbage, Shredded

1 Cup Purple Cabbage, Shredded

7-8 Cherry Tomatoes, halved

10-12 Cashew Nuts, Toasted

½ cup Curly Parsley, Finely Chopped

For Dressing:

1 tbsp. olive Oil

1 tsp. Orange Zest

1 tbsp. Orange Jam

1 tbsp. Orange Juice

1 tsp. Ginger Juice

Salt to taste

METHOD

Wash the cabbage and strain in the colander. Peel and sliced the oranges and grape fruits. Mix the dressing in the big mixing bowl and toss with all the ingredients. Chill for 10-15 minutes. Serve

 

CITRUS PUNCH

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SERVE:2

PREP:15 Min

COOKING TIME:10 Min

INGREDIENTS

4 Oranges

2 cup water Melon cubes

1 inch Fresh Ginger, peeled

2 tbsp. Sugar or Honey

Pinch of white pepper

Pinch of Pink salt

Mint Leaves for garnishing

METHOD

Wash and wipe the oranges and squeezed the juice from the orange. Mix melon with sugar, ginger and salt in the blender. Strain and mix with orange juice. Chill and serve cold with Orange slice and mint leaves.

COLD SOUP OF CARROT, BEET & ORANGE

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SERVE:2

PREP:15 Min

COOKING TIME:20 Min

INGREDIENTS

2 Carrots, cubed

1 small Beet root

2 cups Fresh Orange Juice with Pulp

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

½ stick of lemon grass

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 tbsp. Olive Oil

1 tbsp. Parsley for garnishing

METHOD

Boil Beet root with 1 cup water, cinnamon stick and star anise till tender. Boil carrot with lemon grass.

Cool. Peel beet root and cubed. Mix carrot, beet and orange juice and puree in the blender. Strain and add salt and pepper. Chill for 20 minutes. Top with oil and parsley before serving. Serve with toasted French bread slices.

ORANGE RISOTTO WITH TOASTED ALMONDS

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Serve:2

PREP: 10 Min

Cooking Time: 20 Min

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Arborio Rice

2 cups Vegetable Stocks

1 sweet orange

1 tbsp. Orange zest

2 tbsp. Olive oil

2 tbsp. Toasted Almond slices

½ stem of Lemon grass, very finely chopped

1 tbsp. Butter

1 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese

Salt to taste

1 tsp. White Pepper, optional

Fresh Basil optional, for garnishing

METHODS

Slice the orange from the top and keep aside for garnishing and squeezed the remaining for juice.

Heat the pan and add olive oil and rice. Sauté and add lemon grass and orange zest. Add stocks in to the batches and press with the back of the ladle. Cook rice continuously for 15-18 minutes. When rice is slightly tender add juice, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and add cheese. Heat another pan and toast the almonds slightly and add to the cooked Risotto. Serve hot with Cherry tomato Fresh basil and Mozzarella cheese.

 

ORANGE CAKE

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Serve:4

PREP:10min

Baking Time:40 min

INGREDIENTS

120gm All-purpose flour

2 tbsp. Corn Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

80 gm. Powder Sugar

60 ml. Oil

120 ml Orange juice

25 ml. Fanta

1 tsp. Orange Zest

Pinch of salt

Extra oil for brushing the loaf tin

METHOD

Grease the loaf tin with oil and set the oven at 170 degree centigrade. Sieve all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Mix sugar, oil and orange zest in the stand blender. Add orange juice and mix again. Add the flour to the oil mixture in the batches to avoid the lumps. Mix again and add Fanta. Pour the batter in the loaf tin and bake preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool completely before turning.  Slice and serve with Mandarin Marmalade.

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