[Sca-cooks] Looking for Recipes for Seville Orange Peel

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Oct 9 12:57:28 PDT 2012

The peel is commonly used to prepare orange marmalade.  As sweet oranges 
begin to arrive in Europe around 1520, it is highly probable that the sucket 
recipe in question uses Seville oranges.


> It is my understanding that the orange referred to in nearly all medieval 
> Islamic cookbooks -- from Baghdad to al-Andalus -- is the bitter or 
> Seville orange. If I recall correctly (I don't have the books with me 
> right now), it's usually the pulp or the juice the want, so the pel alone 
> might not be usable in the recipes. Still, you may want to consult one of 
> the several collections:
> Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World (Zaouali)
> Medieval Islamic Cookery (Perry, Rodinson, et al.)
> Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens (Nasrallah)
> Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook (Perry)
> -- Galefridus
>> I've just scored a heap of Seville Orange Peel... I'll keep and freeze 
>> the juice for recipes later but I want to use the peel...
>> I do remember the ex-wife years ago making suckets from the peel, but for 
>> the life of me, I cant find a recipe...
>> Anyone able to help?
>> Drakey - 340 days accident free...

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