Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Freezing Orange Juice Can Go a Long Way

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Freezing Orange Juice Can Go a Long Way

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In my freezer I always have some sort of frozen juice in cube or muffin-size portions. It's there because I try not to waste anything. So when I notice that the juice in my fridge is nearing its expiration date or happen upon a great markdown at the store, it's headed for the freezer.

The best way to freeze juice is in ice cube trays or muffin tins. Most ice cube trays hold about 2 tablespoons in individual cubes and standard muffin tin cups hold about 1/2 cup. These sizes are perfect for pulling out only what you need.

Pour the juice into the ice cube tray or muffin tin and freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and place in a plastic freezer bag and return to the freezer.

Having these juice portions on hand means you can whip up a sauce or marinade in no time and finish dinner in a flash.

Orange juice was the inspiration for this pork dish and was used in the marinade and sauce. In the sauce, the juice pairs well with the mustard. In the marinade, it makes up the acidic ingredient needed to help tenderize the meat.

The leftover pork tenderloin slices are ideal for a sandwich. Here's an idea: Mix a bit of Dijon mustard (or your favorite mustard) with mayonnaise, and spread on a roll or Ciabatta bread. Top with pork slices, provolone cheese and avocado slices.


Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)

Total time: 1 hour



3/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil, optional

2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup favorite sweet-style mustard


1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small clove garlic, minced

1 small shallot, minced

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half or regular half-and-half

1/4 cup sweet-style mustard

Salt and pepper to taste


In a plastic sealable bag, combine all the marinade ingredients. …

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