Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for Ugli

U is for Ugli


The Ugli fruit, now available in most stores, is from Jamaica and is a blend of grapefruit (or pomelo) orange and tangerine. From what I read, it appears to be natural not something created by man unless I am misunderstanding the matter. It was found growing wild and is mainly grown in Jamaica still. The company, Cabel Hall Citrus Limited which exports them, owns the registered trade name Ugli. I have seen these fruit but have never tried one. These days, because I am on a statin, I am not allowed to eat grapefruit which makes me think Ugli would also be on the banned list.

This sounds like a good recipe. In fact there is a website for Ugli fruit which is where I got it from.

Caribbean Pork Casserole (Serves 4-6)

Ingredients: 


3 tbsp sherry
1½ lb (650 g) pork, trimmed and diced
1½ tbsp oil
8 - 10 shallots, peeled
4 oz(100g) button mushrooms, wiped
¼ cup flour
1½ cups chicken broth
1 medium UGLI® tangelo peeled and cut into segments
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 bay leaf 

Marinate the meat in the sherry for 2 hours. Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently fry the pork for 3-4 minutes. Add the shallots and mushrooms and cook for further 2 minutes. Sprinle on the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and seasonings. Simmer, covered for about 1½ hours gently or until tender. Half way through the cooking add the UGLI® tangelo segments. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with cooked noodles or other pasta.



Have a great day

34 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - I remember when my father came back from work in London and bought some Ugli fruit from Waterloo Station ... they were very interesting - and had a tang like a grapefruit - back then - with very thick skin. I enjoy cooking with fruit and adding to meat dishes .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I must admit I haven't tried them as I am not sure about the grapefruit effect Hilary. I like fruit with meat, Matt not so keen unfortunately.

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  2. One thing about the citrus family, it comes in handy in cooking, especially lemons or munched raw like grapefruit and oranges. It is a useful fruit!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2016/04/hear-ye-citizens-lend-me-your-ears.html

    Hank

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    1. I can no longer eat grapefruit Hank, but I do like all the other citrus fruits.

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  3. Last night I made a pink lemon compote. Now I am wondering about them as a naturally occurring fruit. I too avoid grapefruit but not sure if having some on a rare occasion is such a big deal.

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    1. I wondered the same Denise, but have never taken the risk. Pink lemon compote sounds good.

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  4. I just saw those in our grocery store except the name was Uniq fruit. I had to look it up when I got home and that's where it listed the alternate name of Ugli.

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    1. Interesting they are called Uniq in your store JoJo, I wonder why?

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  5. Harris Teeter carries unique stuff. I'll have to check for ugli fruit.

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    1. I am surprised Food Lion doesn't sell it Diane.

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  6. Haven't heard of this; but I think it would be tasty since it comes from those 2 fruits. Will look for it at the stores here.

    betty

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    1. It is widely available round here Betty.

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  7. I can't eat them either but my daughter has tried them. Expensive.

    Susan Says

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    1. Never checked the price Susan.

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  8. Is it called ugli because it's ugly?

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  9. I didn't know about ugli fruit...looks like a tasty citrus fruit :)

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    1. I think it is Jahnavi but I don't know for sure.

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  10. Interesting name. I've not had, and probably won't. I'm too cautious, and probably miss a lot of good foods because of it.

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    1. If you like grapefruit and oranges I think you would like this Yolanda.

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  11. I wonder if it has an inferiority complex.

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    1. I hope not Pinky, I would hate to think of a fruit suffering so.

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  12. I have not heard of Ugli fruit. It sounds delish.
    Thanks for mentioning it.
    Also thanks for stopping by and the follow.
    Looking forward to reading more interesting posts here.

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    1. You're welcome Sandra. As I said, I haven't tried it because I am not supposed to eat grapefruit.

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  13. I didn't know you could put fruit into a pork casserole. I suppose it'd add a sweet tart flavor to the dish.

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    1. You can mix fruit and meat in many dishes Cynthia. They do it a lot in Morocco and the tastes are great.

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  14. Great post!
    Heather

    http://heathersstitchingstory.blogspot.co.uk/
    @xstitchchick #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks Heather. I sent JoJo of Tahoma Beadworks to visit you. She is very much into crafts and said she enjoyed your posts.

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  15. Those look rather tasty :) I've never tried one though.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. I am tempted to try one Tasha even if I am not supposed to eat grapefruit.

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  16. This is a fruit I have not seen or heard...now I have to be on the look out to try it

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    1. My local Zehrs has them Birgit.

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  17. Oh my gosh, I want to try one. I will look for it, thanks.

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    1. They are all over the place here Ivy.

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