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Sauces & Dressings

1 pink grapefruit
2 oranges
2 tablespoons  olive oil
1 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper

Peel the grapefruit and oranges with a sharp knife, removing all the pith, then cut the segments from between the membranes. Do this over a bowl to catch the juice, and also squeeze out any remaining juice from the residual orange and grapefruit membranes and save this also. Click here to see a video on how to do this quickly.

To make the vinaigrette, add the oil, vinegar and pepper to the reserved orange and grapefruit juice and mix well. Use sparingly.

This makes enough for 4 people. Great to serve with lamb dishes or with any white fish. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup basil leaves ¼ cup mint leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons lime juice Salt to taste Blend all ingredients together and serve. Use sparingly.

A quick and easy citrus sauce served hot which makes a perfect accompaniment to  any cooked fish. Makes about ½ cup of sauce. Preparation time  10 minutes INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh orange peel, ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½  teaspoon salt, 1 pinch ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon very [Read more]

May 072011

Makes 1 ½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved 300 ml [1/2 pint] [1 ¾ cup] chicken stock 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley ¾ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried basil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently fry the halved garlic cloves [Read more]

May 072011

This is excellent to moisten cold meats. INGREDIENTS ½ cup ruby grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon lemon pepper Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk  together.

Makes 1 cup Preparation time 10 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 lemon seeded and quartered [peel left on], ½ cup pink grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped coriander, ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Place the lemon in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and chop. Add the rest of the ingredients to [Read more]

May 072011

This wonderful sauce can be brushed on chicken as a marinade before grilling. Preparation time 10 minutes. INGREDIENTS: Juice of ½ fresh lemon, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon olive oil, dash of salt, ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar and mustard. [Read more]

This sauce is a great standby and goes well with any meat, fish or poultry. Preparation time: 1 hour [this allows for time to reduce the grapefruit juice] INGREDIENTS: Zest and juice of 1 pink grapefruit 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 large egg yolks 6 coriander seeds, crushed 1.Pour the grapefruit juice, zest and [Read more]