As I posted yesterday, some of my food blogger friends and I will participate in an "Orange Inspiration" recipe challenge. We'll all post recipes featuring orange foods, in honor of Cycle for Survival's official color. I can't wait to see all the deliciousness my friends create!
I will share a few of my own recipes; I think this orange dish is a lovely kick-off. You'll notice that my oranges are a little...not-so-orange. That's because I used my favorite navels—Cara Cara—whose orange flesh is tinged pink. These babies are in season now and so incredibly sweet and delicious, I just had to use them. And, hey, they are oranges so I still think they're a fine fit for the challenge!
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I'm not giving exact measurements for this recipe; you don't need them. Figure about one orange per person. The rest is up to you—use lots of honey if you want it very sweet, use loads of cheese if you want it more savory. If your kids want to just eat the broiled oranges without the cheese-and-nut paraphernalia, go for it! Use your taste buds to decide and it will end up glorious.
- Cara Cara or other navel orange, about one per person
- extra virgin olive oil
- goat cheese, crumbled
- pistachios, chopped
- sea salt
- freshly-ground pepper
- about 1/4 fresh lemon per orange
Move the top rack in your oven up so it is close to the broiler element; preheat the broiler.
Cut the top and bottom off of each orange, so you can stand the fruit up without it wobbling. Using a sharp knife, cut off the outer rind and white pith, following the shape of the orange.
Arrange the slices on a plate or platter. Drizzle some more honey (if you choose), squeeze lemon juice, and sprinkle salt and pepper over all the oranges. Top with chopped pistachios and crumbled goat cheese.
Check out the other participating blogs, who will post their respective Orange Inspiration recipes throughout this week:
*Sumptuous Spoonfuls *Something AboutCupcakes *Ally's Kitchen *Life Currents *An Affair from the Heart *The Fountain Avenue Kitchen *Who Moved my Coconut Oil *What's Cookin' Italian Cuisine *Upside Down Pear
Orange you looking forward to seeing all the different recipes?