Candied Blood Orange Zest



  • 4 blood oranges, well scrubbed

  • 2 cups sugar, plus more for coating

  • 1 cup cool water


  1. Remove zest from oranges with a vegetable peeler, keeping pieces long Remove white pith using a paring knife. Cut into fine julienne using a very sharp knife. Place julienned zest in a small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let stand 30 minutes, and drain.

  2. Bring sugar and the cool water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When sugar is completely dissolved, add julienned zest, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain for 10 minutes. Toss zest in sugar to coat. Use immediately.

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