One of my best friends (and college roommate for two years) lived in Sicily when she was a teenager, and when we met during freshman year of college, I knew we were kindred spirits. One way I knew was the way she approached the campus dining hall. Among a cafeteria full of iceberg lettuce and chicken fingers, Maddy always knew how to improvise some delicious creations. One that she would often conjure up was a dessert made up of just an orange, a drizzle of olive oil, and some salt. How can something so simple be so delicious?! I’ve been making this dessert for years, and when I make it for others they are always blown away by how a dish so easy can steal the show.
a drizzle of olive oil
a sprinkle of salt (coarse kosher is best)
Using a sharp knife, slice off the top and bottom of the orange. Set the orange flat-side down on a cutting board and pare orange rind off. Slice into rounds, arrange on a plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.