|When we care for the earth the earth will in turn sustain us|
This is the time of year when everyone takes a moment to reevaluate their eating habits and incorporate even more good choices into their meal planning.
|The Beautiful Tangerine tree|
At our house we are also looking at our food choices and continuing our efforts to eat delicious yet healthy and seasonal foods.
|Seasonality is a cornerstone of smart cooking|
This weekend we were grateful to be given tangerines and oranges that were picked right off my Aunt and Uncle’s fruit trees. I’ve decided to make a meal for us today that celebrates the tangerine and the sharing of natures bounty with family.
The menu will include
Tangerine ginger soy snapper
Tangerine glazed carrots
And a festive salad with a
¾ Lb wild caught snapper
(The store was out of wild salmon) $5.00
½ inch piece of ginger (grate it) $.15
3 tangerines juiced a lovely gift..
Sprinkle of hot pepper flake
1 tsp soy sauce
I marinated the snapper in the above for 1-2 hours
I then bake it in a 350-degree oven for 18 minutes or till done
Small green salad with tangerine vinaigrette
|We love to experiment with new and interesting vinegars|
For the dressing I combined
A tiny bit of tangerine zest
Juice of 1 tangerine
½ tbs honey
1 tbs white balsamic vinegar
and then I slowly drizzled in the olive oil (about 2 tbs) as I whisked it to an emulsion
|This salad would also make a wonderful meal topped with grilled salmon|
I tossed the dressing with
1/4 head Lettuce
1 Roma tomato
Brazed carrots glazed in tangerine juice
I added a tsp of olive oil to the pan
I pan braze the carrots in water and
When done to al dente add juice of one tangerine
As it reduces it will form a glaze over the carrots
I add a touch of cayenne and salt during the cooking.
|A Healthy and delicious tangerine themed meal|
Total under $10.00 for this Tangerine dream dinner
TIP OF THE DAY: When given a wonderful seasonal ingredient like the tangerine, it is fun to build a menu around it. Take standard dishes you cook regularly and put a fun twist on the recipe. Some of them are bound to become family favorites