California Central Coast Recipes
Orange and Fennel Vinaigrette
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!
Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time:
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
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.
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!