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The eel has been tossed with fermented black soybeans — for salt and an anchoring, earthy bitterness — and chenpi (dried tangerine peel), a citrus high note at the juncture where bitter shades into sweet.
And a lone tangerine tree in the front yard also is yellowing.
Jerkovic goes back and forth to tend his crop of tangerines.
Titan, shrouded in a thick tangerine haze, is bigger than the planet Mercury.
According to a report by The Daily Beast, Manigault is the first casualty of the former general’s efforts to stop staffers from circumventing him to get to the tangerine overlord.
To serve, portion swordfish pieces onto each tortilla and add tangerines and mustard greens. Garnish with salsa del valle and squeeze limes all over.
For the salad: In a large salad bowl, toss the tangerines, cabbage, carrots, radicchio, greens and chicken.
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Did You Know?
When tangerine was first used in the early 18th century it was an adjective we'd borrowed from French to describe people or things from or relating to the Moroccan city of Tangier. (The French name for "Tangier" is Tanger.) Within about a hundred years the noun tangerine was being used to refer to the fruit we now know by that name. Although tangerines were at one time thought to be native to Morocco, they are now thought to be indigenous to southeast Asia. As our definition explains, tangerines are technically a kind of mandarin orange-and mandarin is another word we got from the French. The French mandarine is most likely originally from the Portuguese word mandarim, which etymologists believe is probably from the color of a Chinese mandarin's robes.
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