Orange Salad with mint and Marsala

By Maria Teresa Jorge
January 22, 2010
6 Comments


Author Notes: I got a box of blood oranges and thought what to make with so many oranges. So I came up with this refreshing orange salad that is quite nice to serve for a dinner party.Maria Teresa Jorge

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 blood oranges or normal oranges
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed ornage juice
  • 20 fresh Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Marsala

Directions

  1. With a pairing knife, peel the oranges cutting right down to the flesh and removing all the white pith.
  2. Hold the orange in your hand and cut through between each membrane to remove the orange without any skin. Reserve in a bowl.
  3. Make the orange juice and sieve it.
  4. In a pan add the Marsala and the sugar and bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the orange juice and reduce to half. Allow to cool.
  5. Cut the mint leaves in thin strips, add to the oranges. Add the orange marsala juice, mix well and let macerate 1 hour.

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6 Comments

AntoniaJames January 22, 2010
Yumm! How interesting to combine mint with Marsala. I'm looking forward to trying this one soon!
 
Author Comment
Maria T. January 22, 2010
Hope you like it Antonia. Thank you for your comment.
 
mrslarkin January 22, 2010
Looks delicious! The colors are so beautiful! Thanks for the recipe.
 
Author Comment
Maria T. January 22, 2010
Thank you as well for your comment.
 
shayma January 22, 2010
i simply adore it! what a beautiful combination you've created. mint (a favourite herb of mine) with blood oranges (a favourite fruit of mine!)- i'd love to try this.
 
Author Comment
Maria T. January 22, 2010
Thank you and I hope you do try it, it's really good. In summer I chill it but now it's so cold i prefer it room temperature.