Living in the Sunshine State has its benefits: warm weather, well sunshine, a laid back lifestyle, beaches, and for us the best of all is the Oranges! This time of year we have fresh Florida Oranges growing right in our back yard, and we think of every way possible to incorporate the sweet, delicious orange in to a recipe.
One of our favorite uses of an orange is making orange sauce. We love it because it's versatile and flavorful and can be used on chicken, fish, tofu, even duck... not to mention it's incredibly easy to make! There are many versions of orange sauce, but this one is our favorite!
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
1/8 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh grated orange zest
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground mustard (we used Colman's brand)
1 tsp salt
1 small clove of garlic, minced
pinch of sesame seeds for garnish
In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, paprika, ground mustard, salt, and sugar.
In a small sauce pan heat oil over medium heat.
Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute until garlic is fragrant and soft.
Add small bowl of whisked together ingredients, bring to a bubble then reduce heat.
Stir often until sauce thickens slightly and sugar is melted.
*suggested servings: we baked chicken breasts with a slice of pineapple on top with our orange sauce poured over top. You could use the orange sauce as a marinade on tofu or stir fry it with vegetables...