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Friday, March 29, 2013

COCIMIENTO WITH 13TH C ORANGE PASTE RECIPE


Blood Oranges
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1. boiling in water, baking in the oven cooking. 2. boiling with herbs or other medical substances for therapeutic use. The 13th C Anonymous Al-Andalus contains some 48 recipes for medicinal use.  [Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:118]


ORANGE PASTE ADAPTED FROM ANÓN AL–ANDALUS #529. PASTA DE NARANJA, p 287



Ingredients

6 oz blood orange rind (about 6 oranges depending on size)
Boiling Zest in Honey
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12 oz honey boiled and skimmed

Preparation

Peel red oranges. Soak the rinds in water overnight. Cut them in the shape of fingers.[1]

Clarify the honey. Add the orange rind and boil, stirring constantly, until it becomes a paste. Take care not to burn it. Remove from heat and drop spoonfuls on wax paper. Shape them like nuts if possible.  Serve these with meals to improve digestion, to dissolve the phlegm, to increase urination and to cure colds.[2]  It is an admirable medicine. 
Blood Orange Paste
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[1] As the zest is very acid thin stripes are recommended.
[2] Huici’s translation is ‘cold noses.’ 

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