**found in July 23rd Issue of People Magazine
L.A. chef Suzanne Goin's tips for adding a twist to your meals.
"Add citrus zest to marinades for fish, chicken and steaks," suggests Goin. "If the dish is spicy, use lime. Orange gives a Mediterranean flavor, and lemon is great with everything."
Citrus dressing adds "a freshness" to salads, says Goin. Mix 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. cider vinegar, a dash each of salt and pepper, plus a hearty squeeze of an orange wedge.". (original article uses Red wine vinegar).
For a summer cooler, blend 3 cups cubed watermelon until smooth, strain into a small pitcher, and mix juice with 1 1/2 cups cold water, 1/2 cup lime juice and 6 tbsp. simple syrup. Serve over ice. "My family drinks this with lunch or dinner," says Goin.
Makes 6 servings
3 tangerines, peeled and separated into segments
1 1/2 cups tangerine juice
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper
Place juice, sugar and chili in a medium pan, bring to a boil over high heat. When juice has reduced by half, turn heat down to low and quickly whisk in butter, salt and a pinch of pepper. Remove from heat and stir in segments.
Enjoy! xoxo Julie