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Mandarin Orange Tips and Hints

Substituting fresh mandarins for canned may require more liquid


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Mandarin Orange Tips and Hints

• When substituting canned mandarins for fresh, you will most likely need to drain them from the syrup and may even wish to gently rinse them.

• When substituting fresh mandarins for canned in some recipes, you may need to add water or simple syrup.

• Most canned mandarins come in 11-ounce tins. Four-ounce snack sizes are also now widely available.

• One 11-ounce can equals 1-1/4 cups mandarin oranges.

• Use mandarin oranges as a colorful, sweet accent in green salads for a touch of class.

• Mandarins work well in sweet and sour sauces.

• They are especially good in desserts. Use as a decoration, a topping on ice cream with a drizzle of Grand Marnier, or as a dipper for chocolate fondue for quick desserts.

• Mandarin oranges are less acidic than oranges and generally sweeter.

• When grating mandarin orange peel, keep in mind that the skin is thinner than most oranges, so less pressure will be necessary. The same theory applies to squeezing for juice.

More about Mandarin Oranges and Mandarin Orange Recipes:

What are mandarin oranges?
Mandarin Orange Selection & Storage
Mandarin Orange Tips and Hints
Mandarin Orange Recipes
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