Orange Gratin with yogurt and marmalade sauce
January is nearly at the half-way point. One of my resolutions – try to eat more right stuff (to lose weight) is waylaid some already…what happened? (rhetorical question) I need to put the goal back on track. This ginger accented broiled citrus dish is unique and the hint of sweetness counteracts the bitterness of grapefruits and charred citruses well.
This recipe was found in the 2014 Jan/Feb issue of Cooking Light Magazine. It was introduced as dessert, we consumed it as a light salad however - if you eat as dessert, get uses to disappointment - I think it is supposed to be served warm? Yet we like it chilled thus defying the meaning of gratin…oh, well…it’s like a pallet cleanser?, detox of some sort? I mean refreshing!
Orange variety is a suggestion, just use whatever you have on hand.
Ingredients and Instruction for 4 servings (Print Recipe here)
- 2 large navel oranges
- 1 small ruby red grapefruit
- 1 large Minneola orange
- 3 clementines
- 2 Tablespoons sugar (may substitute with stevia sugar)
- 1 tablespoon minced candied ginger
- 1/2 cup plan 2% Greek yogurt I used my husband’s homemade Greek yogurt which is not the reduced fat kind.
- 1 Tablespoon orange marmalade
- 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds, lightly toasted
- Peel oranges, grapefruit, and Minneola oranges: cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Peel clementine and cut in half cross wise.
- Preheat broiler to high. Arrange citrus in a single layer on a cookie sheet with at least 1 inch rim pan. Sprinkle with sugar and minced candied ginger.
- Broil citrus 15 minutes or until lightly charred., rotating pan occasionally.
- While it is broiling, combine yogurt and marmalade in a small bowl.
- Divide citrus evenly among 4 dishes. Drizzle with pan juice. Top with yogurt mixture and toasted almonds.
I met with some long-time-no-see Japanese friends for lunch last week. I really enjoyed making Japanese style cake for them – mine and their favorite, chestnuts cake with sweet potato Chantilly cream.
OK no more fattening foods from now on…I shall Cook Light…Right?
Ce était une grande tristesse pour le perd apporté par l'attaque terroriste sur Charlie Hebdo et le marché casher. Ma plus profonde sympathie et nos prières sont avec les familles de cette tragédie