My New Fruit Crush Makes Me Blush
Well that was embarrassing.
I was just raving about my new favorite fruit to Maxine – Cara Cara Navels, also known as red navels a variety of orange. I went on and on about how surprisingly red they are for oranges, and how much sweeter and tastier they are than regular navel oranges. I just boasted about how they’re like miniature versions of grapefruits growing inside the skin of an orange.
And to show her just how amazing they taste, I brought one in to work. All week we’ve had a stock of cara cara navels at home and it seemed they had replaced regular oranges. So naturally, I grabbed one. To get to the point, I cut into the orange right in front of Maxine and it was most definitely just a regular navel orange.
Shows what I know!
But it also shows you that oranges come in all sorts of varieties even if they look the same on the outside.
So because I wasn’t able to share my newfound delicacy with Maxine, I encouraged her to look out for them at the stores. I suppose I’ll tell you folks to do the same because seriously, they’re delicious! To read more about them, click here, here or here.
I don’t even like oranges usually but these “rubies” are worth the try. You can use them in an Asparagus, Orange and Endive Salad or make Oranges with Lemon Cream or a Mango-Orange Sorbet. Yes, I believe any dish that calls for oranges will be taken to the next level if substituted with Cara Cara Navels.