Kumquats, the sweet and tangy gems of fall and winter harvest, are a small citrus fruit traditionally used to make preserves. But we have compiled recipes from sweet to tart to tangy, all of which show the versatility and deliciousness of the fruit.
Can’t get enough of juicy, fruit-filled dishes and desserts? Check out this collection that showcases more underrated fall fruits.
Poached Tuna with Kumquats and Jalapeño
This incredibly quick and easy dish from New Orleans chef Donald Link’s Down South cookbook features tuna steaks poached until rare in a bright, buttery sauce that’s infused with tangy lime and kumquats, spicy jalapeños, and fresh mint. Doubled or tripled, it would make an excellent dinner-party dish.
Recipe: Poached Tuna with Kumquats and Jalapeño
Brown Butter Chicken Jus with Citrus and Greens
This dish is loosely based on one that René Redzepi makes at his Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, using Nordic herbs instead of cilantro and pickled vegetables in place of citrus. Redzepi doesn’t serve much meat at Noma; instead, he uses tricks like turning a richly flavored chicken jus into a sauce for the salad.
Recipe: Brown Butter Chicken Jus with Citrus and Greens