Savor the season: ugli fruit

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photos by Steve Neuharth

While it is no mystery how this fruit earned its moniker (it ain't go no alibi), this amalgamation, supposedly of grapefruit, tangerine and mandarin orange, really is yummy.

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The Jamaican derived ugli fruit (which is pronounced as hoo-glee in it's native land) is available Oct. to Feb. Tasting like a sweet grapefruit, this fruit is a wonderful alternative in any recipe calling for citrus. Here is a few simple recipes:

Ugli Cerviche

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what you need:
1 pd. shrimp
1/2 avacado
3 Tbl. chopped tomatoes
1 Tbl. chopped jalapeno
1 and 1/2Tbl. chopped red onion
1 Tbl. olive oil
1 Tbl. spiced pepper vinegar (white vinegar can be substituted)
1/2 an ugli fruit, chopped
Juice from 1/2 ugli fruit
chopped cilantro and basil to taste
salt and pepper to taste

what you will do:
Plunge shrimp in boiling water until it turns pink. Let cool then chop in half. Add chopped veggies, ugli fruit and juice. Next add olive oil and vinegar, cilantro, basil, salt and pepper. Let stand 1/2 hour at room temperature before serving.

Ugli Fennel Salad

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what you will need:
One whole ugli fruit, chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/3 cup chopped fennel
1 and 1/2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

what you will do:
Toss all ingredients. Serve chilled.

Ugli Martini

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what you will need:
1 and 1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
3/4 ounce fresh ugli fruit juice
1 tsp. sugar, plus sugar for glass rim
mint leaf


what you will do:
Dip chilled martini glass rim in the fruit juice, then dip in sugar. Shake all ingredients in a drink shaker and serve straight up. Garnish with mint leaf.


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