Mandarin Orange Cake

After a proper dinner, one needs something to sweeten the day. A good way to do this is to prepare a mandarin orange cake which we find quite delicious. You can find the recipe below.

Ingredients:

– 1 (18.25 ounce) package of yellow cake mix,
– 4 eggs,
– 1 cup of vegetable oil,
– 1 (11 ounce) can of mandarin orange segments,
– 1 (8 ounce) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed,
– 1 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple with juice,
– 1 (3.5 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding mix.

After you’ve collected the listed above ingredients, here you can find how to prepare a mandarin orange cake in the best possible way:

1. In the first step, you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
2. Then, find a big bowl and combine in it cake mix, eggs, oil and mandarin oranges with juice. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Now, it is necessary to bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
4. Moving on, you have to also prepare the topping. This is how you do it: in a large bowl, beat together whipped topping, pineapple with juice and dry pudding mix until blended. Now, it is ready to be spread on the cake.

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Each one of us need to eat something sweet from time to time. This cranberry orange loaf is a great choice.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups of all-purpose flour,
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder,
– 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda,
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
– 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest
– 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries,
– 1/2 cup of pecans, coarsely chopped,
– 1/4 cup of margarine, softened,
– 1 cup of white sugar,
– 1 egg,
– 3/4 cup of orange juice.

Follow these steps below to prepare a delicious cranberry orange loaf:

1. Start from preheating the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then, grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Next, proceed to whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside.
2. For this step you will need a big bowl in which you have to cream together margarine, sugar, and egg until they are smooth. Stir in orange juice. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
3. In the final step, bake everything for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let it stand for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. In the end, wrap in plastic when completely cool.

Crispy Orange Beef

There’s almost nothing better in the world than a properly prepared beef. This is why we recommend our recipe for a crispy orange beef which we find delicious.

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 pounds of beef top sirloin, thinly sliced,
– 1/3 cup of white sugar,
– 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar,
– 2 tablespoons of frozen orange juice concentrate,
– 1 teaspoon of salt,
– 1 tablespoon of soy sauce,
– 1 cup of long grain rice,
– 2 cups of water,
– 1/4 cup of cornstarch,
– 2 teaspoons of orange zest,
– 3 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger,
– 1 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic,
– 8 broccoli florets, lightly steamed or blanched,
– 2 cups of oil for frying.

Preparation:

1. Start from laying beef strips out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Let it dry in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Proceed to mixing together in a small bowl the sugar, rice vinegar, orange juice concentrate, salt and soy sauce. Put it aside.
2. Then, combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Wait until it starts to boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Add more water at the end if necessary.
3. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Toss dried beef in cornstarch to coat. Then, move on to frying in the hot oil in small batches until it becomes crispy and golden brown; set aside. Drain all of the oil from the wok except about 1 tablespoon.
4. Add orange zest, ginger and garlic to the remaining oil, and cook briefly until fragrant. Add the soy sauce mixture to the wok, bring to a boil, and cook until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Add beef, and heat through, stirring to coat. Serve immediately over steamed rice, and garnish with broccoli.

Mama’s Asian Chicken and Rice

If you are wondering about what should you prepare for the next dinner – and you like oranges to go with it – then maybe it would be a good idea to try out our mama’s Asian chicken and rice recipe.

Ingredients:

– 1/3 cup of warm water,
– 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar,
– 2 tablespoons of orange juice,
– 2 tablespoons of soy sauce,
– 2 tablespoons of ketchup,
– 1 tablespoon of white vinegar,
– 4 cloves of garlic, minced,
– 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes,
– 1/4 teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder,
– 1 teaspoon of grated orange peel,
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
– 1 1/2 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed,
– 2 cups of water,
– 1 cup of uncooked white rice,
– 2 teaspoons of cornstarch,
– 2 tablespoons of cold water,
– chopped green onions for garnish.

Here is how to prepare it:

1. Find a bowl and stir together warm water, brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, white vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes, five-spice powder, and orange peel until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
2. Move on to heating the olive oil in a big skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook and stir the chicken for 10 to 12 minutes until the outside is golden brown and the inside is no longer pink. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover the skillet. End it with a simmer for 30 minutes with occasional stirring.
3. When the chicken and sauce are simmering, proceed to bringing the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Put the rice aside and keep warm.
4. In the last step, whisk the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl until smooth, and stir into the chicken and sauce, a few teaspoons at a time. End everything with letting the chicken and sauce cook for about 2 minutes to thicken, then serve over hot cooked rice, sprinkled with green onion.

Sangria

Sangra – one of the most delicious things in the world. We especially recommend the recipe that you can find below. It is recommended by many who have tried it and no wonder because this is truly a great sangria.

Let’s start with the ingredients. Here’s what you will need:

– 1/2 cup of brandy,
– 1/4 cup of lemon juice,
– 1/3 cup of frozen lemonade concentrate,
– 1/3 cup of orange juice1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine,
– 1/2 cup of triple sec,
– 1 lemon, sliced into rounds,
– 1 orange, sliced into rounds,
– 1 lime, sliced into rounds,
– 1/4 cup of white sugar (optional),
– 8 maraschino cherries,
– 2 cups of carbonated water (optional).

After you’ve collected all the ingredients, follow these instructions to prepare a delicious sangria:

1. Simply put in a big bowl the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, sugar and mix them together. Remember to float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. After that, it is best advised to refrigerate overnight for best flavor. If you like a fizzy fizzy sangria, add club soda just before serving.

Asian Orange Chicken #2

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Here is how to prepare it:

1. Start everything from pouring 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and setting them over medium-high heat. Then, proceed to stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes and bring it to a boil. Lastly, remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes.
2. First, place the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag. Remember to reserve the remaining sauce. Next, seal the bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
3. This step starts from mixing the flour, salt, and pepper in another resealable plastic bag. Add the marinated chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
4. Now, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and follow that with browning it on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.
5. Now for the final step. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Move on to mixing together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water, then stir it into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally – and voila! The dish is done.

Asian Orange Chicken #1

If you are a fan of oranges – this dish will be a great choice. An Asian orange chicken is described by those who tried it as a delicious citrus chicken recipe with flavors reminiscent of the orange chicken from popular restaurants.

Before you start preparing the dish, remember to collect the following ingredients:

Sauce:
– 1 1/2 cups of water,
– 2 tablespoons of orange juice,
– 1/4 cup of lemon juice,
– 1/3 cup of rice vinegar,
– 2 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce,
– 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest,
– 1 cup of packed brown sugar,
– 1/2 teaspoon of minced fresh ginger root,
– 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic,
– 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion,
– 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes,
– 3 tablespoons of cornstarch,
– 2 tablespoons of water.
Chicken:
– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces,
– 1 cup of all-purpose flour,
– 1/4 of teaspoon salt,
– 1/4 of teaspoon pepper,
– 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Orange Island Chicken

Orange is a fruit favored by many. It tastes great not only alone but also as part of a delicious dish. Here is how to prepare an orange island chicken.

Before you start preparing the dish, remember to collect the following ingredients:

– 1/2 cup of orange juice,
– 1/3 cup of soy sauce,
– 1 teaspoon of ground ginger,
– 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder,
– 1 teaspoon of orange zest,
– 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips,
– 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour,
– 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

After you’ve done that, here you can find instructions regarding the preparation of an orange island chicken:

1. First, you have to start from preparing the marinade. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, onion powder and orange peel in a zipper style bag. Remember to mix everything well.
2. Follow it up with adding the chicken pieces to the marinade and refrigerating it all overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
3. After that, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the marinade. (Note: don’t get rid of the marinade) and coat it with flour. Next, heat the oil and brown the chicken over medium high heat in a big skillet. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour the remaining marinade over chicken, cover and bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Finish it off with removing the cover and baking for another 15 minutes. Let the dish cool and serve it.

Oranges in a salad

Oranges in a salad are thought of primarily in terms of fruit salads. That might be surprising but they also work well in dry salads as an addition affecting the balance of flavors, adding both acidity and sweetness. We can use juice from freshly squeezed orange to an oil-based sauce with black pepper and herbs. Just pour the mixture of lettuces with this sauce and you will get a great addition to the second course. In contrast, the orange particles can be used for salads, which will serve as a separate, light meal, like a second breakfast.

Ingredients:
one orange
packet of rucola
goat, feta or blue cheese – about 200 g
walnuts or pistachios
smoked salmon – about 150 g
oil
salt and pepper to taste

The orange should be peeled and divided into parts. Rinse rucola thorougly and let it dry. Chop the nuts into fine parts. All of the types of cheese are great for this composition of flavors. Chop selected cheese into about 1cm qubes. Cut salmon according to your taste or use ready-made salmon salad parts. Mix the ingredients and then pour them with oil mixed with spices.

Enjoy your meal!

Celery and orange salad

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized celery root,
2 oranges,
1 handful of walnuts,
1 small natural yogurt,
1 tablespoon of sugar,

Preparation:
The medium-sized celery root should be cooked in water (the celery should be slightly hard.) Please inspect the celery softness with a fork while cooking it.
After cooking and cooling the celery, it should be peeled and grated.
While cooking celery we prepare walnuts – roast them in a pan for a moment and then cut them into medium-sized pieces. Peel one and a half oranges and divide them into parts. Cut each part into two or three pieces. Add chopped nuts and oranges to the grated celery. Add natural yogurt and a bit of sugar. Mix the salad and decorate with orange parts.
The salad is cheap and very tasty. Suitable as part of a dinner or as an independent healthy snack.