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Savory recipes with oranges – Italian Cuisine

Savory recipes with oranges

How to use oranges in savory dishes? Here are the best recipes to scent first and second citrus fruits and salads

In winter the oranges they color our kitchen with sweetness and exceptional beneficial properties for health. Natural or in a juice are the most classic ways of consumption, but there are many other possibilities to fill up on vitamins. And we are not talking about the usual uses in desserts: a touch of orange can pleasantly transform even savory dishes, first courses And seconds as well as the salads. How?

In the gallery above you will find many savory recipes with easy and tasty oranges, while below the tips to start experimenting.

How to use oranges in savory recipes: the juice

Orange juice is a precious ingredient for the whole menu.
Quite simply you can use it as citronette, mixing together the orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Ideal for dressing salads and vegetables in general.

Orange juice can also come in handy for marinate meat and fish before cooking.
Marinating is a technique that allows you to give the ingredients aromas and softness. Try it with chicken or salmon, letting it flavor for at least 4 hours in orange juice together with the herbs and spices that best suit your taste.

Using orange juice during cooking can also make the ingredients tastier by glazing them, as in the case of pork escalopes with orange or duck with orange.

How to use oranges in savory recipes: the zest

To give a citrus note to the preparations, simply use the orange peel.
First of all, it is important to always choose organic oranges, grown without the use of chemicals and therefore with an edible peel.

The orange must be grated, making sure to use only the orange part, since the white part it is more bitter. Use it in the creaming risotto or directly on pasta after cooking: it will win you over even on spaghetti with tomato sauce.

The zest remains a very valid ingredient even within doughs, like that of scones, or to flavor mousse and savory creams.

How to use oranges in savory recipes: sliced

After learning how to peel oranges live (here the video tutorial), you will not resist the temptation to add a few slices to your salads. The result is surprising, thanks to the contrast between the sweetness of the citrus fruit and the flavor of the other ingredients.

The cult couple is definitely the orange-fennel one, but a little creativity is enough to try new taste sensations every time. For example, combine oranges with radicchio, olives, onions or tuna to whet your palate.

Find many other ideas in the gallery above

The tastiest recipes for the weekend of January 22nd – Italian Cuisine

The tastiest recipes for the weekend of January 22nd

What to cook this weekend? Here are many delicious first courses, main courses and desserts to prepare on the weekend of January 22nd

If we were to make a ranking of the perfumes we love the most, in pole position there would certainly be that of the kitchen at the weekend, in particular that of Sunday. A perfume that smells of family, friends, laughter, relaxation. Sensations that can be savored as soon as the time comes to sit around the table.

So, take a seat at the table with us and browse the gallery above to discover the 10 recipes we have chosen for the weekend of January 22nd.

What to cook on the weekend of January 22: first courses

Among the great classics of the weekend, the fresh pasta of the Italian tradition: this time we chose the typical cavatelli with pork sauce Molise.

We have also thought of a recipe for those who love to experiment with more combinations tantalizing, like those you find in the intoxicating castelmagno and bergamot risotto.

What to cook on the weekend of January 22: main courses

Do you want to travel to other destinations? We fly to southern Italy with Palermo-style meat skewers. One of their secrets is the aromatic breading, which in Sicily it's really special.

If you are looking for ideas for a second based on fish different from the usual, we recommend this rich shrimp salad with macadamia nut and lime cream.

In the end, an option vegetarian that will conquer all the guests, or the chickpea meatloaf. All the other ingredients that make it up contribute to making it incredibly tasty, such as olives, parmesan, sweet potatoes, artichokes and fresh thyme.

What to cook on the weekend of January 22: desserts

THE dessert that we allow on weekends require something extra. And we have two really explosive ones.

The first is the molleux with chestnuts and chocolate, an exaggeratedly soft dessert of French origin with an intense flavor. We do not miss anything: also try the recipe of the mini cheesecake with ricotta and pears, a combination that never tires!

Look at the gallery above to discover the other recipes for this weekend

How to store oranges and 10 unmissable recipes – Italian Cuisine

How to store oranges and 10 unmissable recipes

Are you sure you are storing oranges the right way? Do not miss our tips and the best sweet and savory recipes to enjoy them in all their splendor

In winter the oranges they are among the most popular citrus fruits on Italian tables together with mandarins. In fact, it is precisely in the coldest months that they reach the peak of their taste and their preciousness beneficial properties.
Once purchased, oranges can last a long time, but to preserve their sweetness, aroma and organoleptic qualities it is important to store them in the right way.

How to choose oranges

The conservation of oranges depends above all on the choice of the fruit. First you prefer untreated oranges, the only ones whose peel can also be consumed. Always check its appearance and consistency: if there is an orange cuts or dents it could have suffered damage during transport and its goodness could be compromised; if, on the other hand, it is very soft to the touch, it means that the orange is now overripe. In both cases the shelf life of the fruit will be considerably reduced.

How to store oranges at home

Freshly picked oranges can also last up to 3 weeks (some varieties, such as Valencia, even last up to four months), but it is essential that in the meantime they do not suffer thermal changes and long exposure to sunlight.
To achieve this, the winter climate can be exploited by storing oranges On the terrace: remove them from the packaging and collect them in an airy basket, away from heat sources.

If you do not have an open space available, it is better to keep them in fridge, as the warm temperature of the house could shorten its life. In this case, place the oranges in the fruit and vegetable compartment, making sure not to pile or crush them.

Can oranges be frozen?

Oranges, like lemons, can also be frozen. The best method is to wash and dry the fruit thoroughly, cut it into slices or peel the wedges and finally store them in freezer bags. In this way they will be ready to garnish cakes and pies.

Looking for ideas for using oranges in the kitchen? Look at our gallery to discover 10 unmissable recipes, both sweet and savory.

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