Happy Be-lated Valentine's Day!
Since it's such a sweet holiday, let's make something sugary~!
Pokan (Chinese honey orange marmalade) -
7 Pokan (small tangerine works too)
1 small lemon or lime
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
Pokan is similar to tangerine; however, the taste is definitely on the sweet side -
Thoroughly wash the pokan and lemon/lime.
Zest the lime, cut it in half then set aside for later use -
Peel all the pokan,
Remove as much white pith and membrane as possible,
Also remove the seeds,
Toss everything into a flat surfaced pot -
Remove excess juice if needed since pokan can get quite juicy sometimes,
Also give it a quick taste, it'll help in judging how much sugar we need for the mixture.
Turn to medium high heat till boiling, then lower the heat a bit,
About 10 minutes, add the lime zest and all the juices from that lime,
Pour in about 1/4 to 1 cup of sugar and cook till fully dissolved.
Just keep simmering the whole thing till desired thickness,
It should be more runny than regular jam but still spreadable on a piece of bread.
Once done, refrigerate for at least couple hours for the mixture to cool down,
You can preserve the marmalade in a jar,
But do remember to properly sterilize the jar before use,
Otherwise try to finish the marmalade in few days!
Once again, happy Belated Valentine's Day everyone!
Cindy's Rating: 7