18 May 2021

Delicious recipes with orange marmalade

To have in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon, as a dessert, in juice... Oranges are one of the most consumed citrus fruits in the world, not only for their flavour, but also for the numerous properties and benefits they provide for our health. In fact, oranges are one of the queens of vitamin C and a tremendous source of antioxidants. Taking oranges on a daily basis is a highly-recommended option to keep our organism in top shape.

Oranges are also a polyvalent fruit. Throughout its season (generally from October to June), besides being consumed in a traditional way, it can also be prepared into marmalade. Orange marmalade has some particularities, however, since unlike other fruit marmalades, its flavour is not so sweet, and can even have a slightly bitter taste.

You may think that recipes with marmalade belong to the realm of breakfast, but nothing could be further from the truth: A good orange marmalade can be served at any time of the day. What will make the difference, however, will be that it is a handmade marmalade, made with the best raw materials and elaborated with love and care to provide a product of excellent quality.

Here are some ideas so that you can enjoy a good homemade orange marmalade at any time of the day. Please take note, as we offer you several options to introduce this nutritious fruit in your daily life in an original, varied and, above all, a tasty way!

Breakfast: croissant with marmalade

On some days, sweetness is the main reason why we are most tempted. In those moments, a piece of pastry can steal our hearts and become the most appetizing breakfast treat. Orange marmalade goes perfectly with this type of product and, if we choose a croissant, we can enjoy the best of both elements in a single bite.

How to do it? Extremely easy. We just have to cut the croissant in half, trying, of course, not to separate it into two parts, and put inside the homemade orange marmalade to your liking. We can make the marmalade have more or less prominence depending on how gluttonous we have woken up on that day. We accompany it with a coffee, a tea or an infusion and... voilà! An irresistible breakfast.

Lunch: blue cheese toasts with marmalade

Cheese and marmalade: a winning combination. If separately they are delicious, together they are simply unbeatable. Each cheese has, in turn, marmalades that can accompany it with special success; creamy cheeses, often, can be accompanied by more powerful flavours (Camembert with blueberries usually sweeps in this category), while strong cheeses usually go for more subtle marmalades to tone down the flavour.

But, how to combine homemade orange marmalade with cheese? The proposal is, no more, no less, with blue cheese, a must for lovers of this type of product, although, obviously, with an indisputable flavour power. To prepare it, we just have to take a toast and spread some blue cheese on it. Then, we add the orange marmalade on top, thus composing a snack as original as it is fun. Easy, quick and simple, it is a way to enjoy oranges in a way you would never have thought of before.

Afternoon snack: waffle with marmalade

Although waffles originally come from Belgium, they have been popular in our country for some time now. Nowadays, they can be eaten with many products and are even used with salty products instead of sweet ones.

Some of the recipes with orange marmalade that we can make is to use waffles to prepare a first-class snack. Obviously, waffles can be bought, but they are always tastier if we prepare then at home, although for this we will need a waffle iron. To make the dough, we will need the classic components of any dessert: milk, egg, butter, vanilla essence, flour, baking powder… The special touch will be given by the orange marmalade and, the ultimate crowning touch, the red berries, which we can add to complement the result.

Dinner: cod in orange sauce

Cod is one of the most popular fish for its texture, flavour and cooking versatility. Moreover, preparing a recipe with cod is suitable for practically everyone (the level of complexity is not too high), and this makes it a simple and versatile option when it comes to planning a dinner. Combined with orange marmalade it will be simply exceptional.

 We tell you how to:

The first thing we have to do is preheat the oven to 180 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Remove the tray from the oven and place the fresh cod loins, skin side down, on the tray.

Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil.

Bake for about 20 minutes at the same temperature, at 180 degrees, although the time will depend on the thickness of the loins and the power of your oven.

We will have to take a look from time to time to make sure that everything is in order.

Once we have the cod, we take it out, put it on a plate, and serve it with the orange marmalade, some strawberries, and a bit of salad. Healthy and delicious, what more could you ask for?

Extra, a dessert: ice cream with orange marmalade

Can you prepare desserts with marmalade? Of course, you can. In addition, we can add the homemade orange marmalade to some ice cream we have at home (preferably, of a mild flavour), or make the ice cream ourselves. Both options are perfectly valid and delicious. An interesting proposal could be to combine Valencia tigernut ice cream with delicious orange marmalade on top. Two very local flavours that, together, are unbeatable (especially now that summer is approaching).

With these recipes, you already have enough ideas to continue using this delicious fruit without any excuse. Orange marmalade has never been so versatile.

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