Lately, I've seen abundance of blood oranges in several grocery stores. I wonder if the popularity of vampire movies, books, and TV shows has anything to do with it!? Regardless, I've always loved the bright red interior of blood oranges and the sligthly sour taste they have.
What's the deal with blood oranges? According to Wikipedia, they get their red color from "the presence of anthocyanin, a pigment common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits."
And what should you do with blood oranges? Well, I think you can use them in the same way you'd use the regular oranges or grapefruits.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes:
Beet, endive, grapefruit and blue cheese salad
Duck sausage salad with apples and oranges
Beet & orange salad with blue cheese and pecans
And finally, I thought I'd include a video of how to segment any citrus fruit. I made this video about 1.5 years ago with the help of my friends Jenn and Paige. Hope you like it!
What are your favorite varieties of oranges or citrus in general? How do you incorporate oranges into your menu planning?