After my experiment with the pitaya, I decided to continue to try new ingredients. Sometimes it can be risky, but it is very funny.
Today’s fruit is the kumquat. I had seen it quite often, but I had never tasted it. The kumquat is a citrus fruit that comes from China. Its name means golden orange. The difference with the regular citrus fruits is the size! The kumquat has the size of a big olive:
You can eat them as it, with the skin (there won’t be much left if you peel them! But I found them quite bitter. I looked for recipes and I found out they are often eaten candied.
Here is what you see when you open them.
It’s a very small orange.
To cook my kumquats, I made tartlets.
Another nice surprise: when I candied my kumquats, I also accidentally made marmalade! It was delicious.