In episode 071 learn what is the best time of year to buy blood oranges and what to look for when you are in the grocery store.
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🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market:
Often people say bigger is better. But I don't find that with citrus. Not all the time but often smaller fruit has more flavor to it. I would say when buying blood oranges don't go for the largest fruit. Go for fruit that feels the heaviest in your hand as that will be the juiciest.
Also as I mentioned skin color isn't all the important. The darker skin usually meas the fruit was exposed to colder temperature and is not a guarantee it will taste better. And some blood oranges don't get much color on their skin. So don't let skin being a determining factor when making a blood orange purchase.
📚 Additional Resources
Here are our favorite blood orang recipes we just know you are going to love.
- Blood Orange Granita - A refreshing retreat, made of small ice crystals that can be made in the freezer without any special equipment. You got a pan and a fork you can make it.
- Blood Orange Sherbet - Take Alton Brown's recipe for orange sherbet, and replace the regular orange juice with blood orange juice.
- Blood Orange/Strawberry Jam - How to make a small batch of strawberry jam using blood oranges to up the flavor ante.
Also check out our blog post on the Differences Between an Orange and a Blood Orange.