California Central Coast Recipes

Orange and Fennel Vinaigrette

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Orange and Fennel Vinaigrette is a refreshing salad dressing that's easy to make as well as healthy and oh! so fresh-tasting. It's a vinaigrette that you'll want to use often when your other dressings get boring and you want to add some spunk to your menu! Made with fresh orange juice, orange zest, a little crushed dried fennel seed, a tad of white wine vinegar and of course extra-virgin olive oil, it's sure to be a hit!


www.theromantictable.com ©2017, Orange and Fennel Vinaigrette
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:
MAKES 6 SERVINGS.
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Ingredients.

2-1/2 teaspoons Orange Zest
1/2 cup Orange jucie
1-1/4 teaspoons Dried fennel seed , crushed in a mortar and pestle
1 Tablespoons White wine vinegar
1/4 cup Extra-virgin Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Preparation Directions.

1 Using a fresh orange, grate the orange zest using a box-grater.Set aside.

2 Squeeze the still-whole orange by cutting in two halves and squeezing. You may need to use an additional orange to make the volume you need. Set aside.

3 Using a mortar and pestle, crush the dried fennel seed into bits. Set aside.

4 In a glass measuring cup, add in the orange juice, the zest, the crushed fennel seed, the vinegar, the olive oil and the salt and pepper. Stir well to amalgamate.

5 Taste and correct seasoning to personal preference.

6 Pour over salads, seafood or greens and toss well.


Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This fresh-tasting and unusual vinaigrette lends itself to various kinds of seafood, poultry, salads, or greens with a delightful refreshing taste that you'll want to use often-especially on hot summer evenings!

A tip from Sue!

The Practical Cook

At the heart of great cooking is a practical cook. Donít experiment with a new recipe for company.

Use tried and true recipes for those occasions so you can reduce your worries and enjoy the meal and entertaining.