The clémentine was called after Father Clément who lived in Algeria, near Oran at the end of the 19th century.
The French clémentine only grows in Corsica ( en Corse) also called l’ Ile  de Beauté, it is picked and ready to eat in December. You can find it now on the French markets ( les marchés).
You can eat la clémentine as a piece of fruit at the end of a meal or for le goûter ( light snack given to children when they come home from school) but its juice can be incorporated with butter to make a delicious sauce to serve with fish. Try la clémentine also with shellfish ( crustacés), it is particularly good with lobster ( homard)!!
Bon appétit!!
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