Orange Slices w/Star Anise Thai-Style
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- 2 c
- 1 c
- granulated sugar
- whole star anise pods
- 2 tsp
- orange blossom water
- 6 large
- fresh mint sprigs (*not* dried mint)
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).