The flavor of the New Year is, of course, the tangerines and the Christmas tree. And if the latter is still a bit early, then it’s time to do tangerines. Tangerines make chic jams and often the most interesting ones are those that use not only the flesh, but also the rind of the tangerines.
The main thing that needs to be done with any use of tangerines with skin is how to soak them, not sparing the time. The meaning of soaking is not only that the characteristic bitterness, which exists in any zest, goes into the water. Another thing is more important: so you soak up all that is harmful that has accumulated in the peel of the mandarins. They are sprayed from pests in the process of growing, and often also pre-sale preparation includes the treatment of substances that enhance the brilliance and brightness of color. So if your tangerines are not from an organic store, soak them thoroughly. Continue reading