- In a saucepan, cover the kumquats with cold water and bring to boil. Drain and repeat the operation once more.
- In the same saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and kumquats to a boil. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes or until translucent. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Kumquat, cute as a button
No bigger than the tip of a thumb, the kumquat is the smallest of the citrus fruit. Eaten whole with the rind, as it is rather stingy on the juice side. Kumquats are often candied, pickled, or cooked into jam or marmalade. It is used in baking and also perfect for a sweet and sour sauce, for duck, poultry, and fish.