Mix and match citrus fruits for bright flavors in the dark of winter
- Nut-Crusted Sole with Citrus Salsa
- Citrus Salsa
- Thai Pummelo Salad
- Pork Satay
- Blood Orange and Grapefruit Compote
- Candied Citrus Peel
Citrus fruits, miraculously, peak just when almost everything else is decidedly out of season, bringing sweetness and light to a month that could use a little brightening up. The variety of citrus now widely available - from tiny kumquats to pummeloes as big as a person's head, and garnet-colored blood oranges to topazlike Ruby grapefruit ― can add zest to any course.
When using citrus fruit, you often have a pile of peels left over; use them in simple candied peel. Use candied peel to enhance baked goods, or dip some in chocolate and serve with coffee.