CITRUS GARNISHES AND SEASONINGS
3r 234 May 1962
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
IRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMIC
(Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914)
Agricultural Extension Service, University of Florida,
Florida State University and United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperating
M. O. Watkins, Director
Citrus Garnishes and Seasonings
Citrus is a natural garnish for almost every course in the
eal. It adds color and also picks up flavor of foods served
[th it. As a seasoning citrus is time-honored. Many pioneer
orida kitchens used it to season because there were no ex-
acts available as we have them today. Try lemon or orange
id, finely grated, in fruit pies, cakes, muffins or even meat
waves or in some of the ways given below for a real taste treat.
Use a whole grapefruit
ree of blemishes as a hours
oeuvress holder. c
Arrange two sections of
rapefruit butterfly fashion
a top of any summer salad,
ith green pepper strips as
Make grapefruit "baskets"
-om halves for appetizer
r dessert fruit cups. Cut
lin strip around half leav-
ig 1 inch uncut on each side. Y
ring thin slices up over
basket" and fasten with a
iothpick. Spear cherry or
ive on ends of toothpick.
lice for vinegar in your
,vorite oil-vinegar salad
Orange sections garnish custards, ice cream, tapioca
Use orange slices, paper thin, on icings, whipped cream
S. Cut orange slices on o
side into center then pull o
Nt to make a curl. Place
'top of cottage cheese in ce
ter of fruit plate.
-Prepare orange baskE
or cups for baking individt
sweet potato souffles.
Garnish a cold meat pl
ter with slices of oran
cut in halves and arranged around the platter. Tuck a fA
parsley sprigs into the slices.
Baste ham steaks, pork roasts, pork chops, baked hams wi
Use this orange syrup on waffles, pancakes or French tos
for a real treat. Serve warm.
Orange butter is served in some eating places with price
Do it at home, too. To one stick of butter or oleo add 2 tab
spoons sugar and 2 tablespoons finely grated orange rind.
Lavish orange butter on apples when making an apple p
or add grated rind to apples or pears when cooking in any mann<
Limes and Florida Lemon'
Cut in fancy or plair
shapes. Float on punch
Serve with tea, or garnish
Sa seafood platter. Pull 9
T small parsley "bouquet'
through the center of lime
or lemon slices. Serve witl
tomato juice or on blacl
Lime or lemon juice in tomato, prune, apricot or grape jui
is an added feature.
Slice raw kumquats into Waldorf salad, fruit cups or fruit
Wash whole kumquats and cluster with parsley on meat
letters for color and flavor.
Stuff preserved kumquats with nuts, cream cheese or soft
ellow cheese. Serve as a hors d'oeuvre.
Preserved kumquats make a delicious meat accompaniment,
erved on same platter or passed separately.
Serve halves with seafood plates for a treat. Tart, yet they
)ok like oranges in miniature.
Thin slices garnish punch bowls, hot or cold tea, frosty ginger
le or salad dressings.
A preserved calamondin can go anywhere a preserved kum-
uat can go.
Calamondin juice makes a delicious ade. Use as lemon or
Peel small tangerines. With table knife scrape white
strings" from sections. Use as a garnish in salads or desserts.
For a special treat drop these tangerine "plugs" into orange
yrup and simmer 5 minutes. Chill. Serve over ice cream,
ustards or puddings.
With paring knife cut
kin in six sections, being
areful to leave 1/2 inch or
lore uncut on bottom. Lift
eel from fruit and tuck un-
er sections to form petals.
'ill center of tangerine with
ottage cheese, sherbet or
rizzle honey ever plugs.
erve on a fruit plate.
For a special meat accompaniment, prepare tangerines as
bove. Fill center with precooked mincemeat. Heat in oven
5 to 7 minutes) and serve with ham, pork, roast turkey or
This is also good as a dessert, topping mincemeat with hard
Bulletin, Florida's Favorite Recipes for Citrus Fruits, written by Florid
Agricultural Extension Service, printed by Florida Citrus Con
Source: Bulletin 167, Using Florida Citrus Fruits, 1958. Agricultural El
tension Service, Gainesville, Florida.