Oranges With Star Anise Thai-Style

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From Bon Appètit August 1996. Easy!

Top Review by evelynathens

This was a great way to serve fresh fruit. The cold, spicy syrup was lovely mixed with the orange-flower water. I really think this could grace a middle-eastern or North African (Morocco or Tunisia) just as well as Thai. It has that kind of flavour profile.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, sugar and star anise pods in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Simmer the liquid until it is reduced to a generous 1 cup. This will take about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in the orange blossom flower water. Remove star anise and set aside.
  5. Cover liquid and chill until cold.
  6. Use a sharp knife and cut off the orange peel and white pith.
  7. Slice oranges crosswise into 1/3" rounds. Set the oranges slices on a platter and pour the syrup over them.
  8. Garnish with the fresh mint. (If desired, garnish the fruit with the star anise that was set aside).

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