684. Larry’s orange and a lemon

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Larry was becoming increasingly eccentric. Inspired by the bowl of oranges on the dining table, he told his wife that he liked burnt orange.

“Here we go again,” thought his wife, getting out the frying pan and turning on the hob.

51 thoughts on “684. Larry’s orange and a lemon

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    BURNT ORANGES WITH ROSEMARY

    INGREDIENTS
    • 4 oranges, halved, peeled, pith removed
    • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
    • ½ cup sugar
    PREPARATION
    1 Place oranges cut-side up on a plate and sprinkle rosemary on top, pressing it into oranges so it adheres. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
    2 On a grill or stovetop, put a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles on surface. Spread remaining 1/4 cup sugar in skillet and when it starts to caramelize place oranges, cut-side down, on sugar. Let cook for 3 to 4 minutes, not moving oranges, so cut side burns nicely and oranges soften.
    3 To serve drizzle with burnt sugar juices from skillet.

    Reply
    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      WOW – thanks for that, Cynthia. That is going to be done by me in the not too distance future. It is the orange/ tangerine season here at present. The orange, sugar and rosemary will not be a problem. The drop of water might be the problem. We drink only wine.

      Reply
      1. Keith Channing

        But what if Rosemary can’t come? Is it okay to have them alone, or with someone else? Basil’s not usually busy, although he can be a bit of a pest. Oh, he’ll bring his friend the Pine Colonel with him, too.

        Reply

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