Orange Slices w/Star Anise Thai-Style

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By
@Celestina9000

Bon Apetit August 1996

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
water
1 c
granulated sugar
3
whole star anise pods
2 tsp
orange blossom water
6 large
oranges
fresh mint sprigs (*not* dried mint)

Step-By-Step

1Combine the water, sugar and star anise pods in a medium saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
2Simmer the liquid until it is reduced to a generous 1 cup. This will take about 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in the orange blossom flower water. Remove star anise and set aside. Cover lid and chill until cold.
3Use a sharp knife and cut off the orange peel and white pith.
Slice oranges crosswise into 1/3" rounds. Set the oranges slices on a platter and pour the syrup over them. Garnish with the fresh mint. (If desired, garnish the fruit with the star anise that was set aside).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Thai
Dietary Needs: Vegan