Blood orange is a favorite ingredient for Mimosa, citrus dressing, beurre blanc sauce for fish, sorbet, marinates and juice drinks. The color and flavor profile are good for everything from a beverage to salad to marinate, sauce and dessert.
There are many health benefits of blood oranges. Like all citrus, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Additionally, the red pigment from blood oranges is called anthocyanin and is an antioxidant. It contains more antioxidants than other oranges.
The flavor profile of blood oranges is raspberry-like, in addition to the usual citrus notes. Some blood orange juice may be somewhat tart, while other kinds are sweet while retaining the characteristic blood orange taste.
At Grove Artisan Kitchen, we use blood orange for mimosa, salad dressing, ceviche and sorbet. Our shrimp and scallop ceviche is a great way to enjoy the distinct taste of the blood orange.
Chef Robert Nyerick creates delicious farm-to-table specialties at the Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA. “Farm Factor” is a blog series highlighting some of his favorite ingredients.