Ugli Fruit

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What is an Ugli Fruit? I had never heard of one before my brother told me about it. So I went on a quest to find one after he tried to explain it to me.

His explanation was, “It’s just good, ugly but good.” What did that tell me?

I went to Dr. Google first and discovered that:

UGLI® is the registered trade mark under which Cabel Hall Citrus Ltd. markets its brand of tangelos from Jamaica.

This tangelo is a variety of citrus fruit grown exclusively in Jamaica and exported by Trout Hall Ltd. to markets all over the world.


Ok………now I know what it is, what do I do with it?

So I kept looking on their website. They provided importers and recipes…..several recipes. So let’s take a look at one of them.

One thing I found interesting on the recipes is that they provided some metric measurements. I have had to find charts to convert metric recipes so I know other people are always having to do the same with US recipes.

Here is one recipe I found interesting for using Ugli Fruit:

Caribbean Pork Casseroleugli fruit

  • 3 Tablespoons sherry
  • 1 1/2 lb (650 g), pork, trimmed and diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 8 – 10 shallots, peeled
  • 4 ounces (100 g) button mushrooms, wiped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium UGLI® tangelo peeled and cut into segments
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Marinate the meat for 2 hours in the sherry, covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet and brown the pork for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Add the shallots and the mushrooms and cook until the shallots start to become translucent, about 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with the flour and continue cooking for about another minute.
  5. Add the broth, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
  6. Turn to simmer, cover, and cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until tender (or your can’t take the wonderful smell anymore.)
  7. Halfway through the cooking, add the UGLI® fruit segments.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs.
  9. Serve over freshly cooked pasta such as egg noodles or other pasta.

Grocery List

  • sherry
  • pork
  • shallots
  • mushrooms
  • UGLI® fruit

Pantry List

  • oil
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bay leaf

I have not tried this recipe yet because I’m having trouble finding the fruit. It is in season from November through May.

If you find it in your grocery store or vegetable market, please let us know where you found it.

This recipe and others using UGLI® Fruit can be found by clicking this link.

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