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Unripe Mandarins

I bought a bag of mandarins that have refused to ripen, even after 2 weeks. Their skin is quite thin but tough and they aren't wonderful to eat. Any suggestions what I can make or do with them?

asked by Michele 5 months ago

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Nancy
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added 5 months ago

I'd be afraid to add them to expensive other ingredients in case their unripeness ruined the dish or drink.
Instead cut them up, mix with some sweetener (for fruit salad) or salt (for savory salad). Cover and leave at room temp overnighter half a day, to see if the seasoning helped.
If yes, proceed.
If not, consider them sunk costs and discard.

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Nancy
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added 5 months ago

Auto incorrect struck again.
should read: "overnight or"

PHIL
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added 5 months ago

you could juice them and use in a salad dressing , sweeten as Nancy suggested.

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HalfPint
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added 5 months ago

Slice & Dry them? Would make a good tea. Or at the least potpourri.

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Michele
added 5 months ago

Thanks so much for the great suggestions, I completely went blank with what to do with them. Happy I can get some use from them.

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Mirella
added 5 months ago

Marmalade! If they are sour they will make even better marmalade than if they are sweet.

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Michele
added 5 months ago

Yes, that is a great idea, there are so many I can have a go at that. Thanks!

BerryBaby
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added 5 months ago

I had this happen as well and juiced them. Enjoyed it like orange juice!

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mstv
added 5 months ago

I would use recipes that call for calamondins (calamansi) or sour oranges, perhaps adding a bit of lemon juice to make them even a little more sour.

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