meyer lemon recipe

100 things to do with a Meyer lemon - latimes.

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com They're in season -- with tender peels, fragrant fruit and sweet flavor -- and endlessly inspiring.

Meyer lemons are sweeter than other lemons, with an intoxicating aroma that has hints of honey and thyme.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) IF Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons.Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow -- canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon -- they're sweeter than other lemons, with an intoxicating aroma that has hints of honey and thyme.Now is the perfect time to revel in them, as the harvest peaks and farmers market stalls, produce aisles and, if you're lucky, backyard trees are loaded with fruit.A cross between a lemon and a sweet orange, imported to the U.S.from China exactly 100 years ago by the man whose name they bear, the Meyer lemon is a furiously addictive fruit.With sweeter juice, a thinner peel, less acid and a more floral scent (and taste) than other lemon varieties, Meyers are as much fun to cook with as they would be to paint.In fact, we're counting the ways.High on the list are a few fantastic recipes.Slide slices of Meyer lemons under the skin of a pair of Cornish game hens, strew the roasting pan with more, then toss in some fennel and olives.Or try chef Marcus Samuelsson's method of quick-preserving citrus peels and use the result -- tart and salty and utterly lemony -- in a fantastically colorful dish of spicy piri piri shrimp and black rice.On the sweet side, make a Meyer lemon ice cream, loading the custard with peel as well as juice -- and a hint of cardamom, the spicy notes bringing out the floral depth of the Meyer's flavor.(This recipe is inspired by longtime Chez Panisse pastry chef Lindsey Shere, one of the first to put Meyer lemons on the culinary map.) There are probably more things -- in heaven, on Earth, in citrus groves -- that you can do with these yellow beauties than we can dream of.But we can try.Here are the top 100 things to do with a Meyer lemon.1.Make Meyer lemonade.2.Make roasted Cornish game hens with Meyer lemons, olives and fennel (see recipe).


meyer lemon recipe

3.Make shrimp piri piri with black rice and chef Marcus Samuelsson's "quick-preserved" Meyer lemons (see recipe).

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