It is mexerica season again. Brazilian grocery stores sell these all year, but I think the best time to eat them is during the winter. They seem sweeter and more juicy. Mexerias are tangerines, but with a much more floral scent and fewer seeds than tangerines I ate at home. They have this beautiful aroma that you can smell even if they are just sitting out in a kitchen bowl. Citrusy, floral and fresh.
Usually, I eat them straight up. They are so great for snacks at work. However, I am going to try making a few of my favorite orange-flavored desserts with mexericas. Mexerica and vanilla chip cookies, and fresh mexerica cake with mexerica buttercream sound delicious to me.
Here is a bit of information about mexericas in Portuguese. According to this link, China, Spain and Brazil are the three largest producers of mexericas in the world. I…
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