Friday, December 2, Whole Foods Grocery is having a one day sale for 5 lbs Satsuma Mandarin @ $4.99 – that’s $1 per pound.
I’ve never heard of Satsuma, but I really love citrus and oranges in particular. I’m thrilled that the California citrus season is finally upon us!
According to Whole Foods:
Satsumas’ annual harvest begins in November and lasts just 6 to 8 weeks. They are easy-to-peel and great for snacking on the go, or as a substitute for tomatoes in winter salads. The sweetness of Satsuma’s pair nicely with nutty greens like arugula or peppery greens like watercress.
Produce Oasis states that because of the fruit’s high sugar content, they make great choices for preserves. I’ve recently borrowed a bunch of canning/preservation books from the library, and this could be a great time to try making some orange jam! Or hmm, maybe some salted preserved mandarins!
It’s also a good time to experiment with a few savory recipes using citrus. Here are some intriguing recipes from Whole Foods web site:
- Celery Satsuma Salad with Balsamic and Feta:
- Two-Bite Shrimp Pancakes with Satsuma Relish
- Spinach Salad with Aduki Beans and Satsuma Vinaigrette
More Links about Satsuma Mandarin