elsewhere: smoky chipotle ranch + seville oranges

I’ve been busy in the kitchen whipping up a pretty fantastic salad dressing. When I discovered an open can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the fridge, I decided to make a Southwestern style ranch dressing. Spicy and smoky and tangy from the buttermilk, it’s a great way to dress up your greens. You can get the recipe over at Poppytalk!

Last week I found myself in possession of the elusive Seville orange (that’s a bitter orange – better known for making marmalade). I wasn’t sure what I’d make with them (remember two years ago I made this quick ice cream), but I put the call out over at ReadyMade for a little assistance. Got any ideas besides marmalade? Gimme a hand in putting a dent in my supply!

9 comments to “elsewhere: smoky chipotle ranch + seville oranges”

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    gemma   February 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I bookmarked your smoky chipotle ranch yesterday. It sounds like the perfect dressing for this time of year — where I'm yearning for spring but there is still snow and ice on everything. Hope to make it this weekend!

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    Bijoux   February 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Sorry J, I can't think of any ideas for your huge stash of Seville oranges…I keep thinking sweet desserts and I know you aren't a fan of cloyingly sweet things.

    As for the dressing, it sounds delish, …I seldom buy buttermilk though, unless I can use it all before it expires. I wonder if I made a huge amount of this dressing how long would it keep in the fridge?

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    Monika   February 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I just made this now for a salad. Yum. SO good! I had to cut more bread just to sop up the remainders on my plate! Thank you for yet another great recipe!

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    Bijoux   February 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Hey good idea! I'm not super strict on my low carb regime. I allow myself whole wheat products on occasion, so I could make whole wheat muffins and add some of the remaining buttermilk to the mixture. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    kickpleat   February 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    gemma, i hope you enjoy! i know spring must seem so far away (that's why you should move to this coast!)

    bijoux, use buttermilk for other things like pancakes/waffles and other cakey type things. however, since you're currently on a diet, maybe now isn't the best time to buy a big container of bmilk!

    monika, so glad you tried it out and loved it! hooray!

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    kickpleat   March 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Bijoux, I hope you end up doing a bit of baking! I just recently made some fantastic whole grain muffins recently. Yum.

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    Cookie baker Lynn   March 2, 2010 at 7:17 am

    How about a seville orange meringue pie? I like lemon meringue pies, but they tend to be too sweet. Perhaps the bitterness of seville oranges would be a good counterbalance for the sweetness of the pie.

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    Tanya   March 3, 2010 at 4:39 am

    in spanish they are called naranja agria — bitter orange. they are highly coveted for cuban cooking. When I was still a meat-eater we used the juice in a marinade called mojo (pronounced mo-ho).
    here is some info: http://latinfood.about.com/od/glossarypronunciation/g/naranja_agria.htm

    Here is a nice sounding recipe:

    Good luck!

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    kickpleat   March 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Lynn, awesome idea! I bet it would look pretty too (well, especially if I added in some orange food dye – which I wouldn’t be adverse to doing!)

    Thanks Tanya, sounds delicious!

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