Perk Up 3 Great Recipes With Fresh Oranges

Sometimes the secret ingredient that will perk up your next meal is right under your nose, or in the case of the orange, ever present and mostly overlooked. When I teach about marinades or dressings, part of the lesson is about what makes a good dressing/marinade. The goal is to strike a balance using acid, fat (as in oil), sugar, and salt. An orange satisfies 51 percent of the equation; it's both sweet and acidic. I give it an extra one percent for its pleasing flavor.

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Andy Broder