Winter Orange Recipes

Oranges are generally available from winter through summer with seasonal variations depending on the variety. However, this sweet and juicy fruit can make for some delicious winter orange recipes that also give you a good vitamin C boost.

They add a special tang to many recipes, which is why it’s no wonder that they are also one of the most popular fruits in the world.

These three winter orange recipes will have you forgetting about the cold and hopefully avoid catching one too!

 

Sweet and Spicy Orange Salmon

Winter Orange Recipes

Image and Recipe by My Sequined Life

This is a healthy dinner idea that is quick and easy.

 

INGREDIENTS

Juice from one orange (about ¼ cup)
Zest from one orange
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup honey
1 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp sriracha, more or less to taste
4 salmon fillets

 

METHOD

1). Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and sriracha in a bowl. Reserve about ¼ cup of the sauce in a separate bowl for glazing later on.
2). Add remaining sauce to a shallow dish (or a plastic bag) and place the salmon in it to marinate for about 20 minutes, flipping the salmon over halfway through.
3). As the salmon is marinating, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. You’ll want a rack to be situated in the middle of the oven, as well as one near the top.
4). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Once the salmon has finished marinating, place the salmon on the prepared sheet, skin side down, and bake on the middle rack for about 18 minutes.
5). After 18 minutes, remove the sheet from the oven and brush the reserved ¼ cup of sauce over the salmon fillets.
6). Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F and place sheet on the upper oven rack. Grill for about 2 minutes, or until the edges of the salmon begin to crisp and brown. Serve!

Orange Rosemary Chicken

Winter Orange Recipes

Image and Recipe by Damn Delicious

This crisp-tender chicken is roasted in the most epic, melt-in-your-mouth orange rosemary glaze.

 

INGREDIENTS

8 Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

ORANGE ROSEMARY GLAZE

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chilled orange juice
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

 

METHOD

1). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2). Season chicken with thyme, oregano, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
3). Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
4). Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in orange juice, chicken stock, maple syrup, honey and rosemary; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5). Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet.
6). Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.
7). Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

 

Chocolate Orange Cake

Winter Orange Recipes

Image and Recipe by Yummiest Food 

This chocolate orange cake is moist, rich, flavorful, delicious and simply gorgeous!

 

INGREDIENTS

1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
5 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

¾ cup heavy cream
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Orange slices for garnish

 

METHOD

1). Preheat the oven to 350°F, grease 8×3 inch round baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper
2). In a large bowl, stir together dry cake ingredients: flour, pinch of salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, granulated sugar
3). Add wet ingredients white vinegar, 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice, 1 tablespoon orange zest, vegetable oil, water and mix until completely combined
4). Pour the batter into the pan and bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
5). In a medium saucepan stir together cream, chocolate and sugar on low heat until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
6). Cool and spread over the cake and place back in the fridge until the topping has set.
7). Garnish with chocolate curls (optional) and orange slices

 

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