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dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 5, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9031304

I have @ 20 #s of excellent navel oranges. Anyone have a unique idea as to what to do with them??

Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

Sylvia
1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 6, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9031992

isn't there a way to push cloves into the skin , let them dry, and make a - um, not potpourri - pomander?, something you put in a darwer to keep clothes smelling nice? what is that thing?

edit...yeah pomander - here's one link I found;

http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-161
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 6, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9032001

Thanks I hadn't thought of that. I'll check out the link.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 28, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9061165

Make Candied orange peels
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/candied-orange-recipe/index.html

Then juice the orange flesh and freeze in ice cube trays. The cubes make a great addition to a sauce for roasts, in a salad dressing, or in iced tea.

steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9061189

It just seems a shame to make pomander balls out of excellent naval oranges. There are lots of salad recipes that use great tasting oranges, there is ambrosia too. Many Asian dishes use oranges with chicken. You could extend their fresh life by refrigerating most of them and taking out only what you can use in a week. There is the drink Orange Julius. I used to love to get that in the mall. I try to always serve fruit with breakfast of ham and eggs etc.including oranges. Hope this gets your thots in motion.
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9068399

Thanks for all your good ideas. My DH did make and freeze some orange juice. Still have a fridge drawer full. Tonight I'm making a Moroccan dinner with a salad recipe with oranges and orange juice. I try to find recipes to use with foods I have on hand. Hope DH does not "freak" over green salad with oranges !!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9068623

Wendy's Asian salad is terrific with oranges, almonds lettuces, chicken and I forget what else.
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9068642

I will try to find the Wendy's recipe. Thanks!
synsfun
Lake Charles, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 12, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9079834

grate the peels and dry them out and you can use them on chicken, fish, and pork for a zesty flavor. the juice is good for marinating the said meats as well.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9112979

This recipe is 1/4 scale of the original but sounded good--a dressing for an orzo salad. Food network chef Danny Boome (Rescue Chef) is the origin of the recipe.

juice and zest of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 orange
1/4 c cider vinegar
1/2 c fresh parsley
1/2 c fresh basil
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1 T honey or agave nectar
salt and pepper to taste

Blitz all but oil and s&p in food processor. Once mixed, slowly drizzle in olive oil until blended in. Season to taste w/ s&p. Set aside.

Orzo salad:
1 cup orzo (1/2 box) cooked in salted boiling water til al dente, drained, rinsed in cool water and drained again.

1 ear of corn-kernals cut off-- you can also blanch slightly if you prefer that to raw corn.
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 english cucumber, diced
1/2-1 pint of grape tomatoes--left whole

Toss all with drained cooled orzo. Toss with dressing. Best at room temp.
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9113017

That sounds Yum-o for summer. Still have lots of oranges in the fridge. They keep well. The Moroccan salad with the oranges & juice was very good BTW. DH liked it ...who knew???
Have bookmarked the recipe you posted.
Thank you so much!!
Sylvia
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9113183

Well you've gotta post the Morrocan salad recipe when you get a chance. I'm a huge fan of citrus:)
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9113359

dmac Hope I can find it again?? I cannot resist a challenge...I'll be on it probably tomorrow.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9114499

LOL no hurry--I completely understand that:lol:
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9115933

O.K. found the recipe for the salad. I'm not too techy so I'm not able to "cut &past" the web address. Probably would make my head explode if I tried to figure it out today, another day perhaps. Having said all that if you DM your email address I am able to send it to you. One reason I used this recipe was it called for Orange Blossom Water.
I love to try exotic ings, which I pick up at outlet type grocery stores. Also used the OBW for a lovely mojito.
Sylvia
Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9121152

If any of the oranges start to go bad, cut them in half and stick them on branches or anything sharp outside-certain typed of birds love them!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9121197

I just discovered orange sections (and other citrus) can be water-bath canned in a light simple syrup.
http://www.rootsimple.com/2012/04/canning-citrus.html
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9128960

We put some orange pieces out for the Orioles that were visiting our Humming Bird feeder. They ignored the oranges. As far as canning oranges...we live in California, no need to can them as we have them most of the year, thank's anyway.
amxntransplant
Mexico City
Mexico

January 15, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9386278

My inlaws make a dish called "Pollo a la naranja" - orange chicken. It soaks overnight in an orange marinade and bakes in the oven. Uses a good 5 kilos of oranges or so (11 pounds?).

I will ask them the exact ingredients... Chicken. Ornges. Pepper. Salt. Some other yummy herbs.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9386334

That sounds really good--will definitely check back when you get the recipe from them:)
NikkiDrews
Monticello, IA

May 28, 2014
3:58 PM

Post #9851855

Add them to lettuce salad with chicken. Delicious.
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2014
5:53 PM

Post #9860271

Try an orange "half" for the Orioles rather than pieces and plop a little grape jelly on top. If they eat enough to leave a depression, add more jelly. They love grape jelly and will line up to get some.

I eventually end up with a hollowed out orange peel which I fill with more jelly, then I start the process all over again.

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