The most curious uses of citrus in the kitchen

3 de October de 2022

The Natural Fruit specialises in the production and commercialisation of citrus products. Infinite varieties of mandarins, oranges, grapefruits and lemons grow on our estates, giving us a spectacular range of aromas, flavours and colours. And you’re in luck; they are in season right now!

We bring you an enormous variety of products so you can incorporate them into your favourite dishes. Are you up for it? Here are a few tips and curious uses of citrus fruits in the kitchen, so you can use them to surprise and win over everyone.

Let’s begin with the most curious uses of citrus in the kitchen!

Did you know that you can use citrus juices in meat and fish stews? This especially applies to meat, which tends to go tough if not cooked properly. Orange or mandarin juice can quickly soften meat, balancing its fattiness and stopping it from going tough during cooking. It will also give the dish a gentle sweetness.

Take advantage of the versatility of citrus fruits!

You probably haven’t heard of soy and orange sauce. This tasty sauce is made from orange juice and soy sauce, and it can be used in a wide range of dishes, including roast chicken, pasta and even rice dishes.  Some people even add in a spoonful of honey. The mix of sweet flavours and the slightly acidic taste of the orange makes it exquisite. If you don’t believe us, we dare you to try it!

And of course, we should finish with a dessert.

Do you know what goes really well with mint, banana and yoghurt? We won’t keep you waiting… it’s lime and grapefruit! Adding some of the zest of these two citrus fruits to a banana-based ice-cream gives it a delicious and refreshing touch, and it also makes yoghurt extra creamy. Using citrus in the kitchen is always delicious. Be bold and make use of the versatility offered by citrus from The Natural Fruit!