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Satsuma-Fennel Salad

Satsuma-Fennel Salad

For me, I know it's winter when those gorgeous satsuma mandarins (also known as Christmas oranges) arrive at the market: marmalade bulbs, floppy green leaves—so perfect and doll food–like in the midst of this grey City of Drab. More often than not, I'm happy with a mere shaving of fennel, dressed with something spiky like lemon or vinegar. But when these citrus babies are lying around the house (as I can't help but to buy an armful when I see them), their candied juiciness is just right against the aromatic, bitter anise. A salad this zippy can perk you up in the dead of winter, make you forget for a second that it's 30 degrees outside and you have yet to shovel the driveway.

1 satsuma orange, peeled and sliced horizontally
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
Small handful radishes, halved
Smaller handful arugula leaves
A couple bocconcini
Splash white wine vinegar
Drizzle olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Decorously arrange the satsuma, fennel, radishes, arugula, and bocconcini on a big white plate. Splash with the vinegar, then drizzle with the oil, and lastly salt and pepper to taste.

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