150 g (5 oz) ready-to-eat soft pitted dates, finely sliced
2–3 tablespoons orange blossom water
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
finely sliced rind of 1/2 preserved lemon (see page 68)
Using a sharp knife, remove the peel and pith from the oranges. Place the oranges on a plate to catch the juice and thinly slice into circles or half moons, removing any seeds. Place the oranges and juice in a shallow bowl.
Scatter over the dates, then pour over the orange blossom water. Cover and leave to stand for 15 minutes to let the flavours mingle and the dates soften.
Scatter over the chilli and preserved lemon rind and gently toss together.