Oriental oranges

From: r.gagnaux@chnet.ch (Rene Gagnaux)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1993 11:00:00 +0100
A 'swiss' candy:

   Servings:  4
     12 lg Oranges
    200 g  Sugar (7 oz)
      3 tb Grand Marnier or Cointreau
      2 tb Grenadine syrup
  This is Fredy Girardet's adaptation of an old recipe. It was traditionally
  made with whole oranges peeled down to the flesh ... but the skin left
  between the segments always spoiled it.
  Peel the zest from the oranges in long strips, taking as little of the
  pith as possible.
  Cut the zest into very, very fine julienne strips.

  Remove the pith in vertical strips to expose the flesh of the oranges.
  Then, holding the oranges over a strainer with a bowl beneath to catch all
  the juice, cut each segment away from the membranes that divide one from
  another, and from the central core of pith.
  Squeeze all the discarded membranes to extract every drop of juice, if any
  flesh remains on them, and add it to the already collected juice.
  Blanch the julienned zest in bouling water for 1 minute. Refresh in cold
  water and drain in a sieve.
  Put the sugar into a large, wide saucepan and cook over a moderate, steady
  heat until the sugar melts and becomes a light golden color.
  Add the collected orange juice and, stirring to mix well, cook until the
  liquid has the consistency of a light syrup.
  Add the julienned zest to the sysrup, as well as the liqueur and the
  grenadine syrup. If a scum forms, remove it with a spoon as if you were
  making jam. Bring it briefly to the boil.
  Add the orange segments and shake the pan well so that they all absorb the
  syrup. They should be hot, but they should not be allowed to cook. Set the
  pan aside.
  Add another drop of liqueur to the pan.
  Arrange the segments on four plates to look like stars. Coat them with the
  sysrup and decorate with the julienned zests.
  Serve the oranges in a fruit dish, with a selection of some other fruit
  (From: Fredy Girardet, Cuisine spontanee, Papermac, ISBN 0-333-40957-4)


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