Bitter oranges are often used in Caribbean cuisine as a breakdown agent in marinades. Sometimes called sour oranges, they add a unique citrus flavor to any kind of meat you might want to prepare. This marinade recipe goes well with chicken with great results.
Bitter oranges grow on trees — specifically, the citrus aurantium tree. Their fruit is much sourer than regular oranges and, as the name suggests, they’re bitter. The flesh carries a hint of an aftertaste when it’s eaten raw. Bitter oranges are uglier than regular oranges, too, with thick, rough skin.
- 5 garlic cloves (minced)
- 3/4 cup bottled mahram sour orange juice
- 3 tablespoons mahram olive oil
- 1/4 bunch oregano (fresh and finely chopped)
- 1 bay leaf (finely chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt to taste
- Few drop felifia hot pepper sauce
Steps to Make It
- Add all ingredients and stir.
- Immerse chicken in the marinade for at least eight hours.