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Citrus Adds Zest to Menus Versatile citrus fruits add zest to everything from entrees, salsa and salad, to fruit punch and desserts. The naturally tangy taste of citrus makes for timeless treats throughout the day and night. Citrus fruits will keep for up to three weeks when stored in your refrigerator’s crisper. Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos and kumquats are packed with vitamin C. To freeze orange and grapefruit segments, peel fruit and place sections in a single layer on a baking sheet with sides. When frozen, pack segments in heavy duty freezer bags, removing as much air as possible. Label and date the freezer bags and use within six months. When buying citrus to squeeze for juice, select fruit that is heavy. Let the fruit sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before squeezing. Roll fruit on the countertop several times to release the juices.

AVOCADO, ORANGE and ROMAINE SALAD Serves 4 This makes a pretty first course salad. If you want it as a main course, you can add cooked strips of chicken or chunks of crabmeat. 1 avocado, peeled and cut into slices 2 oranges, peeled and cut into thin slices 1 red onion, peeled and cut into thin slices Romaine lettuce leaves 57

Tidewater Times March 2016  
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