Archive for January 31st, 2011

The inspiration for this experiment is the house-made orange sauce from Koa Pancake House, Kaneohe.

Orange Sauce on Pancakes, Koa Pancake House

If you remember, this is The Cat’s favorite. She orders pancakes from here just for the sauce. I think the sauce contains orange pulp, juice, and zest.

Anyway, about two weeks ago, we picked-up a bag of Clementine oranges from Costco. I started saving the peel, throwing them in the freezer. After we finished the bag, I had two plastic containers of frozen orange peel. I melted about an eighth of a cup of sugar in boiling water. I added the orange peel and simmered for a few minutes. I also added a splash of akvavit, just because. I kept adding sugar until the bitterness of the orange peel (including the pith) was acceptable to me (not sure how much I added). The pith is supposed to provide some health benefits.

After the peel cooled a bit, I used my handy-dandy immersion blender to chop the peel and ended up with this.

Sugared Orange Peel

At Koa Pancake House, the sauce is pourable, mine came out more of a paste or chutney (note to self, maybe more liquid next time), although I though it turned out good (read on).

So far I’ve used it like jam on bread with peanut butter,

Peanut Butter and Sugared Orange Peel on Bread

and sliced bananas.

Next time, I may add a bit of ginger or clove. A definite try again.


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