cup plum wine or sherry, optional (60 ml)
Tbsp brown sugar, packed (30 ml)
Pinch of cinnamon
tsp finely chopped ginger (7 ml)
piece star anise
mandarin oranges, segmented over a bowl, reserve all juices
tsp sesame seeds, toasted (5 ml)
1. In a wok or large sauté pan over medium heat, add the plum wine, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and any juice left over from segmenting the orange. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced slightly and starts to thicken, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add oranges and sauté. Cook to heat through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t overcook the oranges or the segments will break down. Sprinkle with sesames and toss. Remove from heat. Serve as a topping or on its own.