Tag: blood oranges
My blood orange obsession continues with this yummy cake- I love citrus with cardamom, so I tried it in this recipe and it was a big success!
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup raw sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice and zest of 1 large blood orange
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Confectioners sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease, line with parchment paper, grease again and flour a 9- inch round cake pan.
Blend sugar and eggs in a standing mixer on medium speed until blended and light- about 2 to 3 minutes. Add olive oil, vanilla extract, blood orange juice and zest. Blend until light and smooth. Whisk together the flour, cardamom powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer and mix on low to incorporate. Pour into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and dust with confectioners sugar.
Blood Orange Compote
- 4 blood oranges, peel and supreme (section into segments), juice included
- 1 teaspoon honey
Add the orange segments, juice and honey to a small bowl. Let sit for an hour.
- 1 cup whipped cream
Serve the cake with some blood orange compote and a dollop of whipped cream.
Blood oranges are in season right now- do take advantage of them. They are most delicious oranges you will ever taste and the color is fascinating!! I have been using them for salad dressings, sauces, desserts.. the list goes on…
- 4 wild caught cod fillets
- 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 1 cup blood orange juice
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- ½ cup blood orange segments
- 3 to 4 green onions, chopped
- ½ cup green and black olives, chopped
Sprinkle salt and pepper on to the fillets on both side. Keep aside. Heat a non stick pan with the olive oil. Sear the fillets on both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes each. Take out of the pan and transfer to a lined cookie sheet and finish off in a 350 degrees oven. The time will depend on how thick the fillets are. Careful not to overcook the fish.
In the meantime add the orange juice, vinegar, honey, orange segments, green onions and olives. Simmer on a medium heat and reduce by half. The sauce should be thickened and taste tangy and sweet. Pour over the fillets and serve.
Blood oranges are in season- and they are delicious!
A friend noticed a citrus salad recipe in the New York Times food section. This particular salad was made with a grape fruit and a navel orange. She had bought some blood oranges and we paired them with a grape fruit. She had some olives in the house decided to top the salad with them. I am always happy with a pop of salty goodness. We made a simple dressing and enjoyed the salad.
I decided to replicate the salad for a dinner party. Trader Joes has an abundance of blood oranges. I love buying them- it reminds me of being in Italy. This past summer, while we were staying in Spello- we would do some basic grocery for breakfast. Usually we are a juice free house- but there I bought a carton of orange juice. My daughter was fascinated to see the dark red color of the juice- I explained to her the orange juice is made out of blood oranges- hence the color. The juice was delicious!
I cut the oranges into disks and topped them with the olives and feta. For some reason feta comes to mind when I think of citrus. I also remembered I had a orange muscat champagne vinegar from Trader Joes. I used that to make a delicious, clean dressing with a hint of honey.
The salad was delicious! Everyone loved it. I have a big bunch of blood oranges which I am planning to use them again. Definitely make the blood orange salad- you can even substitute regular oranges- any citrus will be delicious!
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