oh my darlin’ clementine(s)!

This tiny, sweet, citrus treat is more than just a snack. In fact, it can be the main attraction! This time of year we love clementines anywhere and everywhere.

Steak Tacos with Clementine, Red Onion & Bacon Salsa
serves 4 • 5 minutes prep • 20 minutes total • $

1 pound flank
or skirt steak
1 tablespoon
chile powder
salt and pepper
eight 6-inch tortillas

1 cup diced, peeled clementines
(2 clementines)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cooked bacon slices, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
salt to taste

1. Rinse red onion in cold water, then add to a medium bowl with clementines, cilantro, bacon, olive oil and rice wine vinegar. Toss, then season with a pinch of salt.
2. Pat steak dry. Lightly brush with oil and season with chile powder, salt and pepper. Cook steaks in a heavy skillet or grill over medium-high heat until desired doneness is reached, about two minutes per side for medium-rare.
3. Serve steaks in tortillas and topped with salsa.

Clementine Cake
serves 6 • 15 minutes prep • 1 hour 5 minutes total • $

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup 2 percent plain Greek yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated clementine zest (2 clementines)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed clementine juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 10-by-5-by 2 ¾-inch loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cloves into a large bowl.
3. Add yogurt, sugar, eggs, clementine zest, vanilla extract and vegetable oil to another large bowl, then whisk until blended.
4. Using a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Pour into a prepared loaf pan and bake 50 minutes. Allow cake to cool in pan 15 minutes.
5. In the meantime, make the glaze. Add sugar and clementine juice to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
6. Remove cake from pan and place on a cooling rack. While the cake is warm, pour glaze over cake. Cool.

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We also recommend Roasted Olives with Clementines and Clementine + Fennel Salad.

-Photos and recipes by Adam + Joanne Gallagher of Inspired Taste