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For José Andrés, Christmas always means clementines, the easy-to-peel citrus with a sweet, apricot-like taste. He pairs them with tart grapefruit in a juicy, refreshing winter salad flavored with a bit of saffron—a common Spanish ingredient. Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy More Recipes From José Andrés

José Andrés
December 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Yield:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil. Transfer to a small bowl and crumble in the saffron. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add the orange juice to the saucepan and boil over moderately high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 7 minutes. Add the juice to the saffron oil and let cool.

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  • Using a sharp knife, peel the grapefruits and oranges, cutting off all of the bitter white pith; cut the pith from the clementines. Finely chop the clementine and add to the saffron oil, along with the lemon zest. Working over a large, shallow bowl with the oranges and grapefruits, cut in between the membranes to release the sections. Pour the saffron dressing over the sections and stir gently. Serve.

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