Tangerine Time

For Moms,In Season,Winter
December 17, 2011

With tangerines in season, let the kids help juice the fresh citrus fruits for sweet and sour recipes.

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It's fresh citrus season and the tangerines have been super good this year. And while I love the idea of tangerines, I really, really hate all the seeds. This makes tangerines perfect candidates for juicing and turning into granita, savory stir-fries, cakes, and spritzers.

Here is a simple beef stir-fry made with sprightly tangerine juice plus my favorite granita. Oranges work just as good of course, and both are super high in vitamin C—always a good nutrient to stock up on during the cold months. I have my son Sam juice the tangerines with our electric juicer and we're halfway there.

—Jill Melton, Editor

To see a video of me and my son Sam making this granita click here.

Tangerine Beef Stir-Fry


3/4 cup fresh tangerine juice
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 pound round steak cut into 2-inch strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 head crisp cooked broccoli


1. Combine juice, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. Toss beef with cornstarch, salt and pepper.
2.In large skillet heat oil, add beef and garlic, cook until browned. Add tangerine juice mixture and broccoli. Cook over high heat until sauce thickens, 4 minutes. Serve with white or brown rice.

tangerine granita

Tangerine Granita

Fresh tangerine (or orange) juice makes a refreshing icy dessert.

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Orange Cake

A delightful and citrusy dessert.

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Fresh Fruit Granita

We love to buy fresh citrus for this granita, but any juice will work, including bottled pomegranate or blueberry.

Winter Salad of Oranges and Pomegranate

Winter Salad of Oranges and Pomegranate

Seasonal oranges and pomegranates come together in this sweet salad that is perfect as a starter or as a dessert.