BERKELEY (KCBS) – Great marmalade is really easy to make at home, especially during late winter into early spring when there are so many varieties of citrus on the market that all make beautiful marmalade.
Whether you choose the tender skin of a tangerine or the tough skin on a bergamot orange, the whole fruit goes into the marmalade, rind and all.
In fact, a blend of different citrus fruits such as orange and lemon make a very nice marmalade. Also very appealing is pink grapefruit, which gives the marmalade a golden, pink color and a delicious taste. Meyer lemons make an exceptional marmalade with their elegant floral aroma. Finally, blood oranges create the most unusual rich color for a marmalade.
KCBS’ Food and Wine Editor Narsai David: