Thinking about Christmas gifts, we didn't know what to get James' mother either. But then, we remembered she always has a jar (or two or three or more) of marmalade on hand when we've visited her, so I figured (and James confirmed) she likes the stuff. Now, you know me - I can't just go make the same old marmalade she buys from the store! Luckily for me, I came across this recipe on Vegetarianized (featured here on Five Friday Finds). I didn't want to deviate too far since she's not really a fan of trying new stuff. Grapefruit and oranges - both citrus, so close enough, right? Add in a bit of ginger for more flavor too. While the grapefruit ginger marmalade I'd made wasn't bad, I didn't know if she'd like the strong grapefruit flavor. (Probably should have thought of that beforehand. :P) Fortunately, we'd just gotten some clementines/mandarin oranges, so I added some of those in too! The difference amazed us. Not only did those little clementines sweeten the marmalade, but they also added another dimension to the flavor profile.
Yield: 48 ounces
|1 ounce||ginger, grated or julienned|
- Gather all materials.
- Peel top layer of grapefruit skin with a vegetable peeler.
- Cut peels into narrow strips, and blanch for about 3 minutes.
- Break up flesh, and combine with ginger, zest, honey, and sugar in a pot.
- Slice clementines thinly and add them to the pot.
- Cook until thick, stirring occasionally (approximately 3 hours).