Blog of an aspiring foodie

Meyer lemon ideas

Posted by beer_chris on 8-January-2006

Every fall Jaime is able to get about 2 dozen Meyer lemons from a coworker with a mature tree. I've struggled each year to use all of them in applications that can really feature the unique flavor of the fruit, somewhere between a lemon, a lime and bitter orange.

However, this year I've tried a couple of new applications, and they have worked well.

Meyer lemon dressing

1 tbsp Meyer lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil
1/8 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp salt

From Barbara Kafka's Vegetable Love

I served this with an avocado, tomato and basil salad

Meyer lemon smoothie

1 whole banana
2 tbsp lowfat milk
2-3 c frozen strawberries
2-3 tbsp sugar (to taste)
zest and strained juice of 1 Meyer lemon

Add all ingredients except the sugar and the milk to the blender. Add enough strawberries to fill the blender to the top. Process until smooth. In my blender I hold the milk out so I can add it as a melting agent in case things get stuck. Add sugar to taste – the sugar is required to really bring the flavor from straight up lemon-bitterness to the tangy sweet Meyer lemon flavor, so don't be afraid of it.


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