Kumquats are an interesting fruit. They look like a small oval orange, about as big as the first joint of your thumb. Unlike an orange, it’s the peel that’s sweet while the inside flesh is a bit sour. If you like candied orange peels, you’d probably love these. They have a bit of pucker power but are sweet at the same time. My parents have a kumquat tree and brought a small bag down with them when they joined us recently to celebrate my dad’s birthday.
I had already picked out a magnificent piece of salmon and decided to cook it a la Jacque Pepin again, topped with a hazelnut breadcrumb mix and cooked in a very slow oven. I often serve salmon topped with mango salsa but since we had the kumquats my mom cooked them up. Mmmm….
She sliced the kumquats in half and then just simmered them a few minute in a bit of white wine. They really didn’t need anything else!
I see Elise at Simply Recipes has a kumquat salsa recipe posted. I may try that next!