Blood Orange: This week's Market Report Good Buy!


Blood orange is just one of those ingredients that makes things special. Whether eaten on its own, squeezed for juice, or segmented into salads, your dining experience will elevate. Blood oranges taste, well, like oranges! But they are more floral and offer a more complex sweetness than naval oranges. They are juicy, sweet, full of unique flavor, and visually stunning to look at. The trick is not doing too much to mask their natural beauty. Blood orange juice works as a beautiful poaching liquid for Sole with a blood orange beaurre blanc, or reduced down into a glaze with habaneros to varnish poultry or fish. They are beautiful as a garnish paired with micro greens, shaved red onion, fennel, olives, and beets. I particularly love blood oranges juiced and frozen into granite for a light dessert or palate cleanser. I flavor mine with garam masala and a touch of tequila!

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.