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Orange Crème Caramel

Dificultad: Normal 40 min.

Ingredientes (para 6 personas)

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 glass sugar
  • 6 oranges
  • Grated orange rind
  • Caramel

In a bowl, beat the sugar with the eggs until they are dissolved. Squeeze the oranges and strain the juice. Add the liquid and the rinds to the mixture. Pour it into a bowl and then into another (transfer the mixture from one bowl to another at least 20 times).

When the mixture is ready, and your arms tired, pour it into a mold with caramel. Heat it in a double boiler for 20 minutes. Done! You get a tasty crème caramel and plenty of vitamin C.

Mandarine Liquor

Dificultad: Fácil 20 min.

Ingredientes (para 1 persona)

  • 1 teacup of mandarin peels
  • 2 teacups of eau-de-vie/liquor
  • 1 teacup of sugar
  • ½ teacup of water

Take the mandarin peels and immerse them in the eau-de-vie. Cover the container and leave it in the fridge for five days.

Prepare syrup with water and sugar. Take a strainer, place a clean piece of material like gauze over it, and strain the eau-de-vie. Mix the resultant liquid with the syrup, and serve chilled in a short glass.

Lemon Sherbet

Dificultad: Fácil 20 min.

Ingredientes (para 6 personas)

  • 4 lemons
  • 200 gr. sugar
  • ½ liter water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 grated lemon rind
  • salt

First of all, add the water with the sugar to a saucepan (without stirring). Boil for 10-12 minutes. On the other hand, grate one of the lemons and squeeze all of them.

Let the syrup (water and sugar previously cooked) cold down and mix it with the lemon juice and the grated lemon rind.

Then, put the mixture into the freezer until it begins to freeze. Whisk the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt, and mix up them with the mixture.

Put the recipient again into the freezer until it freezes. Grate some lemon rind and serve into goblets with some lemon slides to garnish.

Mandarine mousse

Dificultad: Normal 20 min.

Ingredientes (para 4 personas)

  • 4 mandarins
  • 1 orange
  • 5 cc sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 400 gr cottage cheese or similar
  • 2 cc Ginger
  • 1 grated green lemond rind
  • Mint

Peel the mandarins and cut them into pieces. Place them in a bowl. Then peel the orange and the lemon and squeeze them.

After that, mix the juice with sugar, grated green lemon rind, and ginger. Boil it in a saucepan and leave it boil down for five minutes. Pour this liquid onto the mandarins and put them in the fridge for one hour. Whisk the egg whites until staff and mix with the cottage cheese, and the orange and lemon juice. Put it for an hour in the fridge.

In a dish, place both mixtures: cheese mousse and mandarins. Pour the hot juice (orange, rinds, and Ginger). You can decorate it with mint.

Duck a l'orange

Dificultad: Complicada 60 min.

Ingredientes (para 4 personas)

  • 1 Long Island duck (also called Pekin)
  • 5 oranges
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup chicken/duck stock
  • 2 teaspoon cornflour
  • Salt
  • Pepper

The duck should be empty and clean. In a casserole, put the butter and melt it over heat. Add the duck and gold brown both sides. Then pour the brandy into the casserole and save some. Cook the duck for two minutes.

Then, squeeze an orange and add the juice, the stock and vinegar to the casserole. Reduce the mixture for approx. 20 minutes until the duck be cooked and tender. Finally, transfer duck to a cutting board.

Cook the sauce in casserole over a low heat for 5 minute, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to avoid it sticking.

When the sauce is ready, pour juices through a fine-mesh sieve. Add salt and pepper and the remaining brandy.

Save some sauce and add cornflour, stirring to dissolve it. Pour this sauce again into the casserole. Cook it to thicken.

Peel the oranges and separate segments. Add some segments into the casserole with the sauce. Heat them and apart the sauce from heat. Pour sauce (without segments) onto the duck and decorate it with the remaining segments.

The remaining sauce (with segments) is served in a sauceboat.

Lemon chicken

Dificultad: Normal 40 min.

Ingredientes (para 4 personas)

  • 3-4 chicken parts (without bones and skin)
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 spring onion
  • ½ teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 dl water
  • 50 cl lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 50 cl sherry

Cut into each chicken piece and heat olive oil (plentiful). When heat, fry the Chicken. Cut into the spring onion, which later will be used to add a fresh touch to chicken.

Make the sauce mixing the cornflor with water to thicken.

On a hand, mix the lemon juice with the remaining water and pour it into a wok. Add the cherry wine and sugar and Cook over a high heat until the sugar be completely dissolved.

Add the cornflour mixture we prepared at the beginning and bowl it again. Cook over a low heat for some minutes until it is thicken and the alcohol is evaporated.

Transfer the fried chicken into a plate and pour the sauce. Garnish it with sliced lemons and the spring onion.

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