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What Can I Make with Mandarin Oranges?

Glad you asked! Actually, we get this question a lot. So here are a few of our favorite recipes. Check back soon -- we change them up from time-to-time.

Mandarin Oranges, Chicken and Almonds

1/2 cup raisins

1 jigger Madeira

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 large chicken, 3-4 pounds, cut into serving pieces

5 tablespoons oil

3-4 mandarins peeled and segmented

1/2 cup fresh mandarin juice

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1/2 cup heavy cream, lightly beaten

1/2 cup sliced roasted almonds

Cover raisins with Madeira and soak. Mix together paprika and pepper and rub chicken with mixture. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Add chicken and cook on all sides until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Pour mandarin juice over chicken, add garlic and bouillon. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and arrange on a preheated platter to keep warm. Add soaked raisins and remaining ingredients to sauce, except mandarin segments and almonds. Cook over medium heat until thickened, but do not boil. Pour sauce over chicken and top with remaining mandarins and almonds.

Recipe by: Nancyjo Riekse from Food To Dine For

Mandarin Meat Loaf

1 slightly beaten egg

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 lbs lean ground beef

1 1/2 cup orange or mandarin juice or mashed mandarins

3 tablespoons honey

4 teaspoons cornstarch

4 teaspoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 medium yellow onion

1 medium green bell pepper

1 medium red bell pepper

Mix first 4 ingredients together and form into a loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until no pink remains.

Chop onion and peppers into 1 inch pieces and mix with remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly. Top loaf with sauce and cook until heated through.

Mandarin Oranges and Black Bean Salad

1-1/2 cups mandarin segments

3 tablespoons mandarin juice

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

2 cups black beans, cooked, rinsed and drained

1-1/2 cups finely shredded lettuce

Combine the mandarin juice, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, cilantro, cumin and pepper. Stir with a wire whisk until blended. Add mandarin segments, red onion, garlic, and beans. Stir well. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Serves 3-4

Recipe by: Nancyjo Riekse from Food To Dine For

Mandarin candle

Mandarin Candle

You can’t eat this one, but it sure looks cool!

1 mandarin

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cut off the top (stem end) half of the mandarin peel. Carefully remove from the fruit leaving the stem pith intact. Pour two tablespoons of vegetable oil into your candle, wetting the wick. Carefully light with a match and enjoy!

Tip: If you have trouble lighting the wick remove the oil and let the peel dry for a few hours.