What to do with Kumquats

Luis and I like to try new things. This week it was kumquats. Now I’ve seen them but never tried them before. Have you? They are kind of pretty.

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And they smell divine. But they are very very tart. Luis made me a Kin Kan sour which is muddled kumquats, gin, St. Germain and simple syrup (though it was hardly simple as we had some kind of schmancy syrup because that’s how we roll. More on Luis and his Sous Vide adventures later.) It was good and refreshing like the typical gin and citrus (read juice) drinks I like. It was sour on the finish though the St. Germain and simple syrup did balance it out. I liked it but wouldn’t go out of my way to have it. So that is how we used two of the kumquats. Now what?

Enter Pinterest:

Kumquat Marmalade with Star Anise & Cinnamon

Kumquat, Lentil & Chickpea TagineĀ 

Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup (you could totally put this in gin just sayin . . )

Kumquat Tart

Kumquat Cardamom Cakes

Moral of the story? It’s fun to say kumquat. But seriously, I’m leaning towards the marmalade. What would you try?

One thought on “What to do with Kumquats

  1. honestly, I would buy them just to be able to say their name. I like the idea of the syrup. You had me at gin with that one. What did you end up doing with them?

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