Sour oranges caught my eye at the market this weekend not because they're delicious, sweet, or juicy, but because they're none of those. In fact, these hard-to-find fruit are pucker-inducingly sour, bitter, pithy and full of seeds. So what's the appeal?
Find out where to get them, after the jump!
I called several OC Latino markets to ask if they have naranjas agrias, and suprisingly, none had them. Jon's Marketplace in Huntington Beach and any of the González Northgate Markets can special order them for you, but two Persian markets have them on hand right now. Prices will fluctuate, but should be around 89 cents to 99 cents per pound.
The season for this fruit is nearly over. Crank up the “voulez-vous coucher avec moi” and get your marmalade on, while you can.
Super Irvine, 14120 Culver Dr., Ste. D, Irvine, (949) 954-5219.
Wholesome Choice, 18040 Culver Dr., Irvine, (949) 551-4111; also at 5755 E. La Palma Ave.,
Anaheim, (714) 779-7000.