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Orange Slices w/Star Anise Thai-Style



Bon Apetit August 1996


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15 Min
15 Min
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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)

How to Make Orange Slices w/Star Anise Thai-Style


  • 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).

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About Orange Slices w/Star Anise Thai-Style

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

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