With the big game coming up in ten days we thought we would share one of our favorite orange snacks. They are great tasting and very good for you.
It may seem strange but the first time I saw this snack was as a dessert at a Sushi bar.
We suggest that you use a navel (seedless) orange to make this snack from.
You will need one orange for every two people you want to serve. They are very tasty so you may want to consider one orange per person.
Cut both ends off the orange so you will have a flat base. Cut the orange in half. With a knife trim the segments away from the rind. Now cut the segments apart.
Place the base you cut off back inside the orange shell. This makes the segments stick out above the rim and keeps more of the orange juice inside the treat.
Place the segment parts back into the orange shell. Place one or more toothpicks into some of the orange segments. You can decorate them with other fruit bits or cherries.
Since this is a dessert or snack you can enhance the sweetness of the orange segments by pouring a bit of sweet sauce over them.
In the Sushi bar they offered them in two different versions, one for children and one for adults who wanted a bit of kick to them. For the adults a Sake liquor was added to the flavor by marinating them overnight in the sake.
For the sweet sauce you can serve it by pouring over the segments or using it as a dip.
One cup fresh orange juice (from 2 or 3 fresh oranges) • zest from 1 orange • 4 tablespoons sugar
Optional 1 tablespoon butter
Mix the orange juice, zest and sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer the juice mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until a thick, syrupy sauce has formed. (At this point you should still be able to pour the sauce, but if you like, continue reducing the sauce to make it even thicker)
When the sauce is a consistency you like, stir in the butter and simmer the sauce for another 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Serve the orange sauce chilled, at room temperature or warm.
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