What can be less exotic than an orange? Even in times of total deficit, when the same bananas seemed an inadmissible luxury, oranges were sold quietly in almost all vegetable stores. And now very few people know that originally oranges came to us from China, and the very word "orange" is the reproduction of German "apfelsine" - "Chinese apple". There, they always treated this fruit with great respect - it was believed that it brings happiness. By the way, later Europeans also shared this point of view. After all, "orange blossom" - the flower of an orange tree - is an indispensable attribute of the bride's headgear. Do you still think that an orange is trivial? But, maybe you just do not know how to cook it? Try some salad recipes in an orange! Perhaps you change your mind.
Shrimp in an orange
Suddenly the guests came, and you have nothing to puton the table? Try to make an original shrimp salad. It does not take long - in an hour you will be able to show off your culinary skills. To prepare two servings you will need:
- two large spoons of raisins;
- 100 grams of shrimp;
- one orange;
- 1/2 cup of rice;
- two large spoons of almonds;
- a large spoonful of lemon juice;
- ground pepper;
Pour the raisins with hot water and leavesoak for 30-35 minutes. Put the rice to boil, and then cool it. Boil the water and boil the shrimp. When they are ready, cool and clean them. Take an orange and gently cut it in half. Get out - do not break it! - the remaining lobules. Or rather, halves of the lobules. Remove the remaining white film. It is necessary to do all this very carefully - so as not to damage the skin. It will serve as a kind of "plate" for your salad in orange. Mix the raisins with rice, orange slices and shrimp. Cut the almonds and put them in a salad. Make dressing. To do this, mix lemon juice with olive oil, add pepper, salt and oregano. Season the salad, mix everything thoroughly and put in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes. Your salad is ready! It remains to expand it into orange "plates" and you can invite guests to the table!
Ham with champignons
With this salad, "messing around" will have a little more than with the previous one. But the result is worth it! His taste will satisfy even the most notorious "priests" and gourmets. You will need:
- two large oranges
- one small onion
- 100 grams of hard cheese
- 50 grams of prunes
- 100 grams of champignons
- two large spoons of sour cream
Pour prunes with hot water and leave on top.20-30 minutes. After it is decocted, finely chop. Scrunch the cheese on a large grater, and chop the ham into small cubes. Cut the onion and fry it with the mushrooms. Take oranges, wash thoroughly and cut in half. Extract the pulp, grind and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Season the salad with sour cream, adding a little mayonnaise. Carefully put in orange "plates". To decorate a salad in oranges, you can use greens.
Salad with "Amaretto"
Cooking time - 45 minutes. For four servings you will need:
- four oranges
- four large spoons of almond liqueur "Amaretto"
- 100 grams of sour cream
- one large spoonful of vanilla sugar
- 20 grams of chopped almonds
Take an orange, place it under a stream of water andclean well with a brush. Debate with a paper towel and scrape the zest with a knife "julienne" so that thin strips are obtained. Slice them with a thin knife using a thin knife. The remaining oranges, clean, remove the white layer. Cut them into thin circles and remove the seeds. Beautifully arrange the lobules in a salad bowl and pour almond liqueur. Cover with a plastic wrap and put soaked in the refrigerator. Shortly before serving the table, whip well-cooled sour cream into a thick foam, gradually adding a vanilla sugar in a thin trickle. Almond fry until golden-yellow in a pan without adding fat. Mug oranges, cover with whipped sour cream, sprinkle with orange peel, almonds and serve to the table. Bon Appetit!
Despite the fact that all products usedfor cooking, very simple, this salad is able to decorate any festive table. However, for a family dinner, it will be very useful - his taste is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. For this "culinary masterpiece" you will need:
- 300 grams of chicken fillet
- 200 grams of fresh cucumber
- four large oranges
Rinse the chicken thoroughly and boil it inboiling, slightly salted water. Approximate cooking time - 25 minutes. Cool and finely chop. Carefully, using a brush, wash oranges. Carefully, with a special knife, make a zigzag incision in the middle and divide the fruit into two equal parts. However, if you do not have such a knife, you can do without the usual, well-sharpened. Remove the pulp and remove the film. Slice the orange into small pieces. Cut the cucumbers into cubes and mix with chicken and orange. Salt and season with mayonnaise. Put it in the orange "cup". If desired, the salad can be decorated with twigs of greens and cranberry berries.
This recipe was shared with us by the Italiancooks. In the presence of all the necessary ingredients, the preparation of this very tasty and useful dessert will not take you more than 20 minutes. You will need:
- four large oranges
- 100 grams of strawberry
- 100 grams of pomegranate seeds
- 100 grams of blueberries
- 1 large spoon of sugar
- one bunch of mint
- 75 milliliters of champagne
Carefully go through all the berries and wash them underrunning cold water. Cut the orange in half and take out the pulp, trying not to damage the skin of the fruit. Peel the slices from the white skin and cut them into cubes. Put in the cookware beforehand. Add strawberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle with sugar, pour in the champagne and mix. Put it in the refrigerator and leave it there for 25-30 minutes. After that, place on orange "baskets" and decorate with mint leaves. Salad ready!
Salad with hamon
As you can guess by the main ingredient -hamona is a recipe originally from Spain. Such a salad, at any time of the year, will remind you of the hot summer, distant countries and unforgettable travels. Despite the Spanish "aftertaste", finding the necessary ingredients will be simple enough - as a rule, they are all in large supermarkets. For two servings of salad you will need:
- a few slices of Spanish jamon
- one orange
- 1/4 of the red onion
- seven olives
- one small spoonful of olive oil
- black pepper
- seeds of zira
- basil or mint
Wash the orange and cut it into two equalparts. Carefully, with the help of a knife, remove the pulp and cut it into slices. Cut a quarter-ring red onion. It is better to chop the jam-break it with your hands. He "does not like" a knife. Olives - at your discretion - you can leave whole or cut too. To whom as more like. Mix all the ingredients in a prepared bowl. Now it's refueling. Mix the olive oil with ground zira, pepper and salt. Add three small spoons of orange juice. Season the salad and place in orange "bowls". You can decorate with mint or basil.
Salad with veal
Does your baby fret and refuses to eat? Careful moms recommend pampering "capricious" with such a salad. Children, as a rule, like fruit very much, as well as everything unusual and interesting. Therefore, a salad in a basket of orange for sure the baby will like it. Of course, this dish is suitable only for those children who do not have allergies to citrus fruits. Well, and with sour cream it is necessary to be very cautious - be sure to make sure that it is fresh. However, I think that this salad will be "appreciated" not only by children-adults, as a rule, like it not less. You will need:
- two oranges
- 150 grams of boiled veal
- two sheets of green salad
- dessert spoon of sour cream
- some salt
Prepare orange "baskets". To do this, wash the fruit and gently remove the flesh. Slice the orange and meat into small pieces. Tear the salad. Mix everything, lightly salt and season with sour cream. Lay out the "baskets". Well, who can resist? As you can see, there are a lot of recipes for different salads in oranges. Choose the one that you like best. And this fruit will necessarily share with you its solar energy and will cheer up. You'll see. We advise you to read: