Rainha Santa Portuguese bitter orange marmalade

When my mother last visited she raved about some marmalade she had scored, we said it would be interesting to try some so were very pleased when she posted us a jar.

The ingredients list for it are impressively brief: Seville oranges, sugar and lemon. The oranges come from the Upper Alentejo in Portugal, and we are assured by the label that this is a privileged micro-climate for them.

Its colour is quite dark and it is rich with large lumps of peel. The taste is quite intense, super candied-orange action. Certainly bitter, but in a very pleasing manner. Pretty sweet, too. It is more like orangettes than any marmalade I have ever had. Quite delicious.

£4.50 well spent. Thanks Linda!

You can get it here.