Simple preparation is the hallmark of the world’s great recipes and Mandarins with Lavender and Honey is one of those wonderful delights.
Mandarins with Lavender and Honey
Author: Alan Tangren, Chez Panisse
Recipe type: Dessert
- 1/3 Cup mild honey such as orange
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender or 6 stalks of
- fresh lavender blossoms
- 3 Satsuma or other seedless Mandarins
- Warm the honey, and if you are using the dried lavender, crush it and add it to the honey.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and let it steep until it has a nice lavender flavor, about 30 minutes. Strain the honey before serving.
- Peel the mandarins, and with a very sharp knife, cut them into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the slices, slightly overlapping, on dessert plates.
- Drizzle the honey over the mandarin slices.
- If you have fresh lavender, gently pull the tiny blossoms from the stalks and strew them over the mandarin slices.
Recipe from Alan Tangren, pastry chef at Chez Panisse: "We like to use mandarins in ice cream and sherbet, but some of the simplest ways are even better, bringing out the flavor of the tart fruit by combining it with something very sweet. From November until spring, we often offer a bowl with some mandarins and a few dates for dessert. Another sweet-tart combination we like is this preparation of mandarins with honey, which goes well with a buttery cookie, like the Mexican Wedding Cakes my friend Stephanie makes."
Serving size: each Calories: 52 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 14 g Sodium: 0 Fiber: 0.20 g Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 0