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Meyer lemon recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Tart & sweet Meyer Lemon recipes

In season Meyer lemons are slightly different then regular lemons, presenting an edible peel and a sweeter flavor. These sweet tart citrus fruits are perfect for desserts, stuffing for chicken, or making simple sweet Meyer lemonade. Here are the top 20 uses for Meyer lemons and a few Meyer lemon recipes.

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Top 20 uses for Meyer lemons

Meyer lemons have near unlimited uses. They can be enjoyed just about anyway a regular lemon can be, but since they are a bit sweeter and the peel is thinner and more delicate, they have even more cooking applications. Try these:

>>Meyer Lemon Recipes

  1. Add Meyer lemon juice to risotto and top with the zest.
  2. Make finger sandwiches with layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemon, smoked salmon and dill with a light spread of cream cheese.
  3. Squeeze lemons to make Meyer lemonade.
  4. Bake a Meyer lemon pound cake topped with Meyer lemon ice cream.
  5. Use Meyer lemon juice in sauces such as aioli, homemade mayonnaise or hollandaise.
  6. Make a vinaigrette with olive oil and Meyer lemon juice and zest for pasta salad, coleslaw or a light summer salad.
  7. Infuse olive oil with Meyer lemon juice and use for dipping bread in.
  8. Place thin slices of Meyer lemon underneath the skin of chicken breasts and roast in the oven.
  9. Make a Meyer lemon martini or make your own homemade infused vodka
  10. Make a Meyer lemon meringue pie.
  11. Chocolate Meyer lemon pudding is a terrific treat.
  12. Squeeze Meyer lemon juice over fish after it is cooked to bring out the flavor.
  13. Cook a Duck a la Lemon instead of Duck a la Orange.
  14. Add Meyer lemon zest to tapenades and spread on bread or crackers.
  15. Roast vegetables in olive oil and drizzle with Meyer lemon juice just before serving.
  16. Add a sprinkle of Meyer lemon juice to hot chocolate or warm tea.
  17. Candy the Meyer lemon peel and munch on them when you need a sweet treat and a breath freshener.
  18. Grate Meyer lemon zest over a creamy pasta dish such as Fettuccini Alfredo.
  19. Roast potatoes with thick Meyer lemon wedges on top.
  20. Prepare a Meyer lemon icebox cake or Meyer lemon ricotta cheesecake.

 

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