One ingredient five ways: Orange peel

Lifestyle Monday 30/May/2016 18:28 PM
By: Times News Service
One ingredient five ways: Orange peel

Orange peel or any other citrus fruit peel enhances the flavours of a dish. Keep them for few weeks in airtight containers and add to cakes, curries, and other treats.

Orange Peel Cake
Mix 11/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil, and 2 eggs. Add 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup hot water, and 1 teaspoon soda and dissolve. Add chopped orange peel of one orange, 1 cup raisins, and 1/2 cup nuts. Stir in 1/2 cup flour. Place the mixture in a baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees C. Serve once cooled.

Tabbouleh with Orange Peel
Cook 1 cup broken wheat in 1 1/2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Drain and pour cold water and keep aside. Combine 1 tablespoon of grated orange peel, 2 spring onions chopped, 1 finely chopped tomato, 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and salt. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Chicken With Orange Peel
Take orange peel of three oranges and cut into 1 1/2 inch long thin strips. Dry them in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. Cut 7-8 chicken breast pieces. Separately mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 4 chopped green onions, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. In another bowl mix 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup orange juice and refrigerate it. Stir fry chicken until tender with the soya sauce mixture for 5 minutes. Also stir fry the orange peels until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Add orange juice mixture to the chicken and sprinkle the fried peels.

Orange Peel Bread
Stir together 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon soda. Combine 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon orange peel, 3/4 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoon oil. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in 11/3 cup cranberries and 1/2 cup walnuts. Bake in greased loaf pan at 180 degrees C for 60 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool.

Orange Peel Fruit Dip
In a medium-sized serving bowl, stir together 2 cups of light sour cream, 2 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish this dip with thin strips of orange peel and serve with skewered fresh fruits like strawberries, kiwis, and [email protected]