Peel the mandarins, reserving the peel. Remove the seeds and place the flesh in an upright blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve. Measure
Meanwhile, remove the pith from the peel. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil and blanch the peel for 1 minute. Drain, refresh in iced water and drain again. Repeat blanching, refreshing and draining 2 more times, then cut the peel into small pieces.
Place the chilled mandarin mixture in an upright blender with the peel and oil and blend until smooth. Season with salt, then pass through a fine sieve. Set aside.
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