Thai Light Orange-Blossom Oranges

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Asian, Fruits

2 c Water 1 c Sugar 3 Whole star anise 2 ts Orange flower water; -optional 6 lg Oranges Fresh mint Star anise is used as a flavoring and as a garnish. It's a seed pod, brown and star-shaped. Do not eat it. Orange flower water is available in the liquor sections and in specialty foods sections. Combine first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolved. Simmer until liquid is reduced to generous 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange flower water. Cover; chill until cold. Discard anise. The above syrup can be made 1 day ahead. Cut peel and pith from oranges with knife. Slice oranges crosswise into 1/3-inch rounds. Set in bowls. Spoon syrup over. Top with mint. Make day before or morning of. 183 cals Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #179 Date: Thu, 1 Aug 1996 17:29:01 -0700 (PDT)