Sounds great, Tammy! Blood oranges have a unique taste that is quite different from everyone’s favorite Navel. Sadly, it also means it’s time to say a tearful goodbye to the most beautiful citrus fruit on the planet— Not so with the fruits themselves. I know many people like blood orange marmalade, although I prefer my blood oranges squeezed and served as a drink with Campari. I’ll pass this along to Nicole . I need to decide if I’m going to stay there and make it homey or keep my original blog up and running. Thanks for that post, I love blood oranges – but you’re right they are a little more bitter than the regular orange oranges. (I figured that you probably did not have this info but I had to ask, just in case.) I saw some blood oranges at the store today and decided to make this cake! Step away from the takeout menu. All this talk of blood oranges is making me hungry for a slice of that cake….Your pictures always slay me! And definitely keep me posted on your blog news! Blood Orange Marmalade Kitchen Konfidence. Tipsy Tart Blood Orange Gin Liqueur. They can range in color from dark purple to all different shades of red. Bren, they’re definitely something interesting to try; I hope you find some! Blood oranges are the star of this cake, lending a burst of color and serving as the perfect antidote for midwinter blues. The blood orange dials down the acidity that you would get from the typical preparation, that calls for 1 1/2 ounces of lime juice, and brings a subtle sweetness. Another answer here … Oranges and their juice can also help prevent the build-up of bad cholesterol as well as lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and cataracts. This fruit is grown in the volcanic atmosphere of Mount Etna in Sicily. I found an amazing, easy pork marinade that is really worth a try (so good I’m now thinking it is worth trying the rest of the year with conventional oranges…): http://recipe.aol.com/recipe/tenderloin-of-pork-with-blood-oranges-and-dark-rum/115367. Fortunately (as Jenn pointed out), they are available in New England (where I live). Moro blood orange is the blood orange that has the reddest flesh among the 2 other types. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin C is about 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. What could be better?! If you like cake recipes then I have also made some other cakes such as moist chocolate cupcake and classic chocolate cake. Blood oranges may taste differently based on which variety you are sampling. I, too, love blood oranges and chocolate and orange anything. white sugar, blood oranges, water. This blood orange cake is one of our go-to desserts. Carrie’s last blog post..Blog & Etsy Designs. The Moro cultivar features deep crimson flesh, red-orange skin and a stronger taste and aroma than the other types. Through making liqueurs for family and friends at Christmas The Tipsy Tart was born. Aside with color, this is where the two types of oranges … The blood orange is a variety of sweet orange with crimson that share many of the health benefits associated with eating sweet oranges. . I have some of that blood orange olive oil and it is quite tasty. The taste is hard to describe--they generally aren't as sweet as a regular orange. There are also other variations that came up when I searched for “blood oranges” “red onions” salad, so you might find more info by doing a Google search with those terms. Was just at the market, and thanks to your blog, bought a bag full of blood oranges, just drooling at the thought of juicing some and eating the others, speeding home greedily……. I recently found a blood orange infused olive oil at Henri’s which actually made the chicken taste orange (i normally find it very hard to get the flavor infused into the chicken). Honestly speaking, I wanted to lick the plate clean. It only requires olive oil, honey, salmon and blood oranges! Yum yum yum! This search takes into account your taste preferences. Try Blood Oranges in Duck a l’ orange….to die for!!!! Slice off the ends and throw them away. Here are more of our favorite “takeout fake-out” recipes. OK I find it really ridiculous that Florida of all places can’t produce a decent blood orange. But I am addicted to them. Happy Friday! Also some of them can be so sweet you’d think sugar was added. Blood orange juice may be somewhat tart, but other kinds are sweet while retaining the characteristic blood orange taste. Before we get to a simple recipe, you should know that generally blood oranges can be used just as you’d use regular oranges but they’re especially good in juices, cocktails, salads, sauces, sorbets, granitas, compotes, and marmalades. This recipe, which comes from How Sweet Eats, also has some sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth, in the form of the prettiest pink icing. I bought it by chance and really, really like it for my salads. It wasn't a bad orange by any stretch, but lacked that characteristic, almost savory depth of off-sweet flavor that defines an excellent blood orange and tended toward a less-nuanced tartness. Their skin starts off orange and eventually, if left on the tree long enough, the peel turns more of a reddish color. But my favorite is just to peel and eat them. Just cut ’em in half and push . Is this loaf cake breakfast or dessert? Do you happen to know if the trees are distributed here at all? As a kid those were the only kind I’d eat. Epicurious.com has a blood orange and cranberry sauce/chutney recipe using whole (skin and all) blood oranges, which is to die for. Though I love citrus fruit, for some odd reason I ONLY like them as a fruit, not in a dessert (unless it is a fruit salad). I have lots of recipes clipped, but I never get around to them because I keep making the same salad first– arugula/mache/romaine with blood orange supremes, fennel cut into matchsticks, olive oil, pepper, juice from the remnants of the orange, and ricotta salata or pecorino romano. My friend who loves regular oranges hates them. I eat at least one a day, so it’s not drawn from a small sample. Makes 4 servings. beanie’s last blog post..It’s c…..c…..c…..c…cold…. I do love my fresh squeezed oj too. and easier to find , Ah, another post about one of my favourite things to have when I go to Italy on vacation: blood orange juice! That's because they rely on … Also, thanks for the compliments on the new look; I really like that things are more organized (especially the recipes!) Glad you’re enjoying your time here . So far the oranges I have bought this year have been second rate. Hm, perhaps it’s time for another visit to Blood Orange. Never knew it existed! I haven’t tried the Maltese mayo, but you pose an interesting question. Monin Blood Orange Purée delivers the distinct citrus flavor and signature bright red color that you discover when cutting into a freshly-ripened blood orange. I suppose it just depends on where the oranges first came from when they started making whatever? Always a funny story if we get stopped by Customs. if you don’t mind:), Love blood oranges…and I agree..choclate and orange goes so well together. Now the proud owner of two blood orange trees, three blood oranges (well, two after my snack). Her chocolate tart filling is wonderfully light while still packing a decadent richness, and the fresh, juicy blood orange segments meld with the chocolate to create a rather unforgettable combination. , Julia’s last blog post..Presenting: The New Apartment, That’s hilarious Julia! It's a perfectly good piece of fruit and would play well in a cocktail, salad, or as a snack, but as a blood orange goes, it's on the average side of interesting. They’re both sweet and tart, and I love the unusual color. I used to be lazy about squeezing too, but it really isn’t that much effort–and I only have the little plastic juicer thing. I never know if I should eat them or just look at them. Some types are actually sweeter than your average orange but, there’s just something special about a blood orange’s flavor. (Aargh!!) I’ve had delicious blood orange “martinis” – blood orange juice and vodka and cointreau, chilled, strained and served in sugar-rimmed glasses. As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. To make the dessert even more complete, it’s served with crunchy kanamadhu (sea almonds) which adds a crispiness to it. In middle school my friends I became obsessed with italian sodas. Blood oranges might sound unappetizing, but they earned that name because of the vivid red color of their flesh. I wish I could get them here in Florida – although I can find it in juice form (about $5 for 24 ounces – OUCH!) In a large jar or bowl place your sliced blood oranges … I don’t have a really, really sweet tooth, so I like the bitterness of the blood oranges. A citrus cheesecake that is not too sweet, with the unique taste of blood oranges throughout the filling and the topping. There are a ton of fun blood orange recipes, including very aesthetically pleasing cocktails. Homepage Accessibility links I’ll have to check that out while the blood oranges are still around–thanks Lilian! Nicole, there’s a place called “Just Fruits and Exotics” in the Florida panhandle that sells three varieties of blood oranges! This blood orange almond cake is complex in flavor and texture—sweet, citrusy, nutty, and moist. Other people, however, simply describe the flavor as identical to sweet regular oranges. The fruit is similar in taste and texture to a regular orange, but unlike traditional oranges, blood oranges aren't available year round. It’s my understanding that moro-type blood oranges are grown in Texas and CA, but don’t work in Florida, as the climate is wrong–the anthocyanin doesn’t develop properly. Adding slices of fresh blood oranges (hello, antioxidants!) They’re very expensive where I am, though, so they are definitely a rare treat. Blood oranges have become the foodie’s citrus tree, loved for their rich orange flavor with raspberry overtones and deep color. Almond meal (not to be confused with almond flour) can be found at some specialty/baking stores or purchased online. Sadly, it also means it’s time to say a tearful goodbye to the most beautiful citrus fruit on the planet—blood oranges. I really like blood oranges though to hear my Italian talk, the ones we get here are not nearly as sweet and delicious as the ones from Italy =) I am looking forward to trying them there. nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..I just quit my job, good-bye Los Angeles. One of the funniest has to be the blood oranges. Moro is … Blood oranges grow best in areas with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Inside the flesh of blood oranges is vibrant! Blood oranges are popular for eating out of hand, juicing, and as garnishes for sweet and savory dishes.The best known blood orange varieties are Sanguinello, Moro, and Tarocco. But there’s a bunch of online converters if you’d like to give it a shot . And sometimes regular oranges upset my stomach, and for some reason, blood oranges never do. bonggamom’s last blog post..Old-Fashioned Photos. We got them almost every day at … Blood oranges get their unique color from a pigment called anthocyanin, which gives color to many other fruits and vegetables. .-= Tammy´s last blog ..The blood rushed to my head. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this unique orange, I highly recommend it. Buon appetito! Nicole, I wish I knew more to tell you, but I really don’t. It’s really simple and we made it even simpler with these Chef’n MeasureUp beakers (c/o). It’s delicious; I came across a recipe for it in Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book (1982). I have chicken rose up for my What’s Cooking Wednesday. Taste and Uses. 4,598 suggested recipes. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. But that color! Stumbled across your site looking for more info about blood oranges. It’s vital to do both a dry shake (without ice) and wet shake (with ice) to optimize that frothy topping. Blood orange custard with blood orange granita A lovely, simple recipe that is influenced by our Sicilian friends who have a history of frozen desserts. Blood oranges are truly one of nature’s wonders. . Read: something like southern Italy. The Sanguinello cultivar has a red skin, red-streaked flesh and few seeds. I really adore blood oranges. stacy’s last blog post..It’s raining and I’m bored. I know, I know, stop with the blood orange recipes already. I’m dying to try out your chocolate recipe……mmm………ok.must now go find some! This week felt a little too long… But I’m ready for a fun weekend with temperatures in the 50s. Terry’s Chocolate Orange (the one that breaks itself into slices when you whack it) is one of my favorites! I have some in my kitchen waiting to be peeled! How good is it? Alex’s last blog post..It’s all Big in the US of A. I hear blood orange martinis are tasty . I’ve also just written my own post on the fabulous blood orange, which has a limited run here in France, as it is imported from Italy and Spain. Deep shades of orange, red, and pink similar to grapefruits. The 'Maltese' is known to be the sweetest. Lucky Girl!!! A quick search for “blood orange recipes” will lead to great places, but here is something I whipped up this morning to give a little something special to my favorite chocolate cake. The blood orange is juicy and has a sweet-tart taste that is rich, flavorful and often hints of berry. I haven’t bought any blood oranges here yet but definitely will. Place in the freezer and allow to freeze hard (this will take about 3 hours). The fruits harvested from sweet orange trees (Citrus sinensis) in your garden may not taste as sweet as supermarket oranges. They can range in color from dark purple to all different shades of red. Slice off the ends and throw them away. To cement your status as hostess with the mostess, add one of these delectable drinks to your home bartender repertoire.