Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve received a curiously high volume of calls about the availability of Seville Oranges. We are happy to confirm that they have finally arrived and the opportunity to get your hands on some is now…and now only, as these are available but once in an entire year. Medium in size, the thick, yellow-orange rind of the Saville is rough, with a dimpled texture. The rind contains many glands that secret a fragrant and unique oil that are floral with a light bitter note. The result is a unique, aromatic fruit with a sour, acidic, tangy, and somewhat bitter taste. Truly a one-of-a-kind orange, the unique sour/bitter character of these oranges make them perfect for marmalades, marinades and sauces.
So, what’s all the fuss about? These oranges, native to Seville, Spain, are primarily shipped to England where they are used in the production of marmalade. In doing some research online, it seems that home-made marmalade has become a hugely popular trend over the past couple of years with people spending more time in their kitchens. We found hundreds of recipes and YouTube videos on how to make Seville Orange Marmalade. Up for any challenge in the kitchen, we have Brad on the case making a batch to see what all the commotion is about. Check out our Instagram for a closer look of his marmalade batch!
Here is the link to the full recipe he used from “Simply Recipes”, click here !
In addition, and on a similar same citrus note, we got our first shipment of Minneola Oranges. Sweet with a mild tartness, these oranges are extremely juicy and have relatively few, if any seeds at all. With their bright reddish-orange color and easy-to-peel skin, these oranges are absolutely delicious.