[Sca-cooks] Seville Oranges, was Tudor Recipe help

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jun 11 10:21:42 PDT 2009

--On Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:06 PM -0400 lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:

> Fresh Seville orange juice is not just more sour than normal sweet orange
> juice, it is also more bitter, very highly acidic, and doesn't taste like
> sweet orange juice. It is more like tangerine or mandarin orange juice
> with a nearly equal amount fresh grapefruit juice (for bitterness) and a
> dash of lemon juice, but even more acidic, not just sour. I've used this
> blend to augment an inadequate amount of fresh Seville/bitter orange
> juice.
> To me it doesn't taste like sweet orange juice mixed with vinegar or
> lemon juice, but of course one has to make do with what one can find.

Hmm, have you tried mixing in sour grape juice (verjuice)?  When I bought
some at sour grape juice at the local middle eastern store, I was surprised
how different the taste was from the various substitutes.

toodles, margaret

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