Citrus: Recipes that Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet

Last Updated September 15, 2017
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Citrus: Recipes that Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet

Citrus is truly a global favorite.

Caribbean limes, Mediterranean lemons, and every form of citrus in between gets the credit it's due in Catherine Phipps' Citrus: Recipes that Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet.

After spending months focusing on citrus, she says, "Above all, I prize citrus for their usesfulness. They are simply the most helpful ingredients you can have in your kitchen. Putting aside their own complexity of flavours, they are completely transformative. They enhance savoury qualities of some ingredients and bring out the sweetness and flavours of others. ... Citric acid can stop ingredients from turning black and brown. They are preservative and have setting qualities. They can "cook" and tenderize fish and meat. They even help milk become buttermilk, cheese, and yogurt. They are also very good for you: not only are they packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, citrus fruits are credited with helping with everything from hypertention to depression. They are simply miraculous."

Enjoy these three recipes for fried citrus slices, sea bass in a citrus sauce, and a blood orange tarte Tartin that could just be your new go-to dessert.

Deep-fried Citrus Slices

Deep-fried citrus slices
"They are so unexpectedly moreish that there is a fine argument for eating them on their own, with just a sprinkle of salt."

Spiced Sea Bass with Citrus Butter Sauce

Citrus-spiced sea bass with citrus butter sauce
"The spicing here is fragrant rather than hot and has a vaguely Middle Eastern feel to it."

Blood Orange and Cardamom Tarte Tatin

Blood Orange and Cardamom Tarte Tatin
"A citrus spiced tarte Tatin is proper winter comfort food."
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