Bring GAMBÍN to your table for Christmas: four recipes for the festive season
Christmas is here and that means only one thing: eat, eat again... and eat some more afterwards. Family gatherings, company dinners and plans with friends multiply at this time of the year, and so does the time spent in the kitchen and the possibilities of innovating with new recipes. At GAMBÍN we want to make it easy for you. Here, you will find four simple recipes to make with our most precious treasures: oranges, lemons, tangerines and pineapples.
With these four delicious fruits, the easiest thing to do would be to fall into making sweets and desserts. These are of course great options, but Gambín's experience and the flavour of our products allow us to explore new possibilities far from the classics. For this festive season we propose two desserts and two main dishes.
Although Christmas meals are often synonymous with large tables and hearty dishes, or precisely because of this, a little detox is also welcome at this time of year. That's why we start with a healthy and light salad, which seems like an oasis among so much lamb, seafood and nougat. In our salad bowl we put together lamb's lettuce, orange segments, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and a dressing based on extra virgin olive oil, fennel and a dash of lemon juice. Meal ready in five minutes and a clean conscience for a few days.
White chocolate and lemon nougat
What would Christmas be without nougat? This year we would like you to take it a step further, homemade and with unusual ingredients. In a bowl, combine melted white chocolate with ground almonds. Pour the mixture into a chocolate bar mould, leaving one millimetre free at the top. On top of this, we will pour a homemade British-style lemon curd cream. To make the lemon curd we need 150 millilitres of lemon juice, 200 grams of sugar, 3 eggs and 100 grams of butter, slowly cooked in a bain-marie. Finally, let it cool and pour it into the mould on top of the chocolate, creating a new layer which, once cooled, we will unmould, thus obtaining our homemade nougat.
More than a dish in itself, tangerine marmalade is a perfect addition to almost anything: spread on toast for breakfast, as a sweet twist on meat or as a complement to natural yoghurt. The preparation is simple: combine one kilo of peeled and pitted tangerines with 650 grams of sugar and the juice of one lemon. Mix and heat over a low heat while adding the zest of one mandarin peel and let it cook patiently. Little by little a creamy and delicious homemade jam will form, which we can enjoy and keep for a long time.
Pineapple Fried Rice
In this recipe, presentation is fundamental. We will need a pineapple cut in half horizontally, from which we will empty all the pulp. The remaining peel will be the dish on which we will present the final result. It can be anything from rice to pad Thai noodles, but our suggestion is as follows: fried rice with sesame oil, soy sauce, pineapple cubes, prawns, chives and carrot strips. The perfect combination of the Asian nuances of soya and sesame with the intense sweetness of the pineapple and the combination of flavours and textures of the prawns and rice.
Are you ready to try any of these recipes? Look for our Gambín brands and boxes so you can prepare these with oranges, lemons, tangerines and pineapples of the highest quality. But above all, let's enjoy and celebrate Christmas!