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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Substitute for Bitter Oranges and Seville Oranges in Mexican Cooking

What to do when you find a recipe that you want to try but you can't find the ingredients? Like the Seville Oranges called for in this recipe. They are often difficult to find outside Mexico.

Seville Oranges, also called Bitter Oranges, add a tangy citrus flavour that a regular orange just won't duplicate. By combining various citrus fruits, in the right proportions, you can come pretty close to the flavour of a tart Seville Orange.

This combination makes an excellent substitute for Seville Orange Juice. You get a little sweetness from the orange, a bit of tartness from the lemon and lime, and a little bitterness from the grapefruit.

Juice of 1 Orange
Juice of 1 Grapefruit
Juice of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lime

Seville Pork Chops

6 thin lean pork chops
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/2 cup Seville orange juice
1 envelope or tsp. instant chicken broth
1 tsp. leaf marjoram, crumbled
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
Salt to taste

Trim fat from chops. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and brown chops on each side.

Remove chops from skillet and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon pan drippings.

Saute onion until soft in same skillet; add Seville orange juice, instant chicken broth, marjoram, lemon pepper and salt to taste. Stir the sauce until smooth. Return chops to skillet and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

Simmer for 30 minutes or until chops are tender.


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