From sweet tangerines to tangy grapefruits, citrus fruits can liven up any dish with a fruity kick and pop of color. Often thought to be a summer staple for pitchers of lemonade and bowls of sorbet, citrus fruits are actually in the peak of their season during the winter months. That means – for a welcome alternative to classic comfort foods – that citrus fruits are a great addition to sweet and savory winter dishes alike. For inspiration, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite citrus recipes from the Yankee archives for you to try and enjoy.
If you like citrus, this is the cake for you. It gets a flavor punch from three sources: the zest in the batter, the candied citrus slices on top, and the citrus syrup poured over the cake while it’s still warm.
If there’s one food item that needs jazzing up, it’s a pork chop. And while there doesn’t seem to be anything special about this recipe for Orange Pork Chops on paper, the finished product is exceptionally good.
This recipe takes the rich flavor of bay scallops and turns up the volume with almond flour (finely ground almonds) and thinly sliced almonds (hazelnuts work well, too). For balance, a touch of orange juice adds a light note and brightens the dish.