It was so exciting to open my ISITK mail last month and get a note from a publicist telling me about a recent signee from Vermont. But the best part is that the musician is someone I know… Noah Kahan, who graduated from our local high school.
When I asked what recipe to pair with the new song ‘Young Blood”, the request for something using blood oranges was not surprising. So Blood Orange Sorbet it is.
Cool and sweet with just a hint of tartness, Blood Orange Sorbet is the perfect light dessert. I made some Candied Orange Slices to serve along with the sorbet. The slices stay soft in the center and develop a sugary, caramelized edge. They are a fantastic accompaniment for the contrast in texture they lend to the smooth sorbet.
I wish my sorbet was a bit more vibrant like photos I’ve seen around the internet, but the blood oranges I bought were of a tamer orange hue. No matter though, still tasted amazing.
Blood Orange Sorbet
3 cups blood orange juice
3/4 cup sugar
1. Put the sugar in a saucepan. Add just enough juice to saturate it very well.
2. Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining blood orange juice. Mixture will be very thin.
3. Chill thoroughly, then freeze in an ice cream maker. (If you don’t have an ice cream maker check out this post to make the sorbet without one.)
Note: It took well over an hour for the sorbet to freeze up in my crank-style ice cream maker.
Makes 3 cups
Recipe from David Lebovitz
Candied Blood Orange Slices
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 blood orange
1. Bring water and sugar to boil in a heavy skillet, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
2. Thinly slice the orange and add to skillet, arranging in a single layer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the white pith of the orange becomes translucent, turning the slices occasionally, about 40 minutes.
3. Allow the orange slices to cool in the syrup, turning occasionally.
Recipe from Epicurious
Noah Kahan has always dreamt of a career in music. That dream is coming true.
It was thrilling to watch Noah perform at school functions. Whether singing inventive covers, partnering with other students or melting guitar and voice together in his original tunes, everyone knew he had something very special to offer.
Now 20 years old, Noah decided to defer college and signed on with Republic Records. His new song ‘Young Blood’ showcases Noah’s beautiful, soulful voice and perfectly captures that moment when an uncertain journey begins.
“Keep your time, keep your mind, keep it humble
Start your life in the middle of the jungle”