Just when you think you'll never see the bright colors of a new spring, you spot them. The mounds of deep orange, tinged red or yellow, the citrus bins at your grocery store. Oranges are a great ingredient to cook with because they give everything they have to a dish: juice, zest, and more. From savory to sweet, from breakfast to dessert, a dash of orange juice is enough to invigorate any dish. So grab a few pounds (they're also great for snacking) and get cooking! Here, some of our favorite orange recipes.
Fish and citrus are a classic combo, especially in Latin cuisine. In this Black Bass with Oranges and Ancho Chile Oil recipe, seared black bass fillets meet bright, juicy orange segments, which are low in calories and a great source of vitamin C. It’s a recipe that is both good for you and delicious.
Everyone needs a go-to roast chicken recipe. This one, composed of bright Latin flavors, might just become your family’s new favorite. Prepare and marinate the chicken a day in advance for the best results, but don’t worry if you only have a couple hours; it’s an equally delicious last-minute recipe.
Bring some sweetness to your vegetables with this recipe for Agave Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Brussels sprouts are roasted with a pinch of red pepper flakes, then drizzled with sweet agave and tangy orange juice. The vibrant flavors will make this a hit for dinner any night of the week.
Growing up, many of us spent time dunking our spoons into the communal jar of dulce de leche, and licking up the sticky, caramel-y goodness from between our fingers. Jars of dulce de leche are a great emergency item to keep in the pantry. In addition to being a traditional spoon candy, dulce de leche can become a cake topping, a layer in an ice cream sundae, a filling in an alfajor sandwich cookie, or a spread for homemade crepes.