Sunday, March 22, 2009

Breakfast Recipe to Share

I am always looking for recipes for interesting breakfast side dishes--especially ones that add color to the plate! Here is one that has quickly become one of my favorites--Mint-Topped Broiled Oranges. This is great for any number of people because you can prepare only the exact quantity you need. Here is the recipe for two portions. Cut a large navel orange in half crosswise and cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half so it will sit steady on a foil covered baking sheet. Then run a knife around each half to loosen the orange from the peel. Do not remove the peel, however. Stir together 2 tsp melted butter and 1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint. If desired, you may add 1 tbsp of orange liqueur. Spoon the mixture evenly over the cut sides of the orange halves. Place the orange halves, cut side up, on the foil lined baking sheet. Broil five inches from heat for five to eight minutes or until thoroughly heated. The colorful and tasty orange halves make a great addition to almost any breakfast plate! Bon Appetit!!