Fruit of the Month - March
This month we're focusing on Clementines!
Clementines are believed to be discovered around the early twentieth century, in Algiers in North Africa. The Clementine fruit is actually a cross between an orange and a mandarin, which makes the fruit deliciously sweet and seedless - a firm favourite with fans. They are mostly grown in Morocco and Spain, due to their hot and dry environments which the fruit thrives in. With the start of March, it’s the time in the year where your body might need a pick-me-up in vitamin C. Clementines are an ideal addition to any diet due to their many nutrients and minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium that keep your body healthy.
Find out how to make the most of clementines with the following recipes.
Clementine and cod curry
Start by adding oil, garlic and onion into a pan and cook until softened, then proceed to add chillies, tomato puree, turmeric, chilli powder and curry powder and cook until the oil rises to the surface. While the pan is cooking, slice clementine peel and add it to the mixture with water and cook until the peel has melted into your sauce. Add cod and cook until cooked through, when taken off the heat add coriander to your dish, and your clementine and cod curry is finished.
Clementine and almond cake
Add clementines to boiled water and simmer until tender, then remove the fruit from the pan while cutting them in half. Put the clementines into a food processor and blend into a paste. Whisk together eggs, lemon zest and caster sugar in a bowl, then add olive oil, the clementine paste, ground almonds and baking powder into the mixture. Spoon the cake mix into a tin and bake until golden brown. While the cake is baking add sugar and lemon juice into a pan until the sugar has dissolved. When your cake has cooled, drizzle over the lemon syrup and your cake is ready to be enjoyed.
Spiced clementine smoothie
A refreshing fruit drink that’s easy to make in no time! Before making the smoothie, soak some oats in clementine juice for at least 10 minutes, this ensures the mixture and your drink has a strong taste of sweet clementine. The next step simply consists of putting clementine juice, frozen blueberries, pears, some honey and mixed spice into a food mixer and blend together until all the ingredients are a smoothie consistency. Now you have an amazing smoothie that’s spicy and fruity without all the sugar!
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