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One girl. One Meyer lemon.

frogmountain May 26, 2007 02:41 PM

The sole Meyer lemon ripening on my tree for the past year finally decided it was done and fell off. I had a little ceremony where I danced around and then I stuck it in the fridge. The question now is, what do I do with my one, precious lemon?

  1. Candy May 26, 2007 03:20 PM

    How about one serving of very special lemonade. You might even spike it for a cocktail.

    1. Sam Fujisaka May 26, 2007 03:25 PM

      Well, don't know what you should do with the lemon part, but you better candy the skin.

      1. nillabean May 26, 2007 03:30 PM

        make a single serving of meyer lemon curd and slather it on a shortcake.

        1. Scrapironchef May 26, 2007 03:49 PM

          A very small batch of Meyer lemon marmalade....

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          1. re: Scrapironchef
            frogmountain May 26, 2007 04:21 PM

            Yummy suggestions all... thanks!

          2. rworange May 26, 2007 04:35 PM

            Very funny. In honor of your lemon, I googled "1 Meyer lemon" with over 1400 hits. Some are deceptive because 1 lemon is used in a portion of the recipe with additional lemons required. However here are a few I looked at the use the whole lemon .. juice and zest ... and sounded good to me.

            IMO, this sounded the most Meyer lemon worthy
            Meyer Lemon Salsa
            http://www.spacelingcafe.com/archives/2006/02/meyer_lemon_sal.html

            Pistachio Madelines W Meyer Lemon Glaze Recipe
            http://www.grouprecipes.com/762/pistachio-madelines-w-meyer-lemon-glaze.html

            Asparagus With Dill-Meyer Lemon Butter
            http://www.oregonlive.com/recipes/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/117709712969240.xml&coll=7

            Spaghettini Al Limone
            http://nymag.com/restaurants/recipes/inseason/15719/

            Meyer Lemon Mousse
            http://www.dld123.com/sweetsavvy/reci...

            There are lots more, but maybe this will give you some ideas. Hope you report back on how you used it ... and how it tasted.

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            1. re: rworange
              frogmountain May 26, 2007 05:06 PM

              Wow. I am in awe of the amount of time you put into my project. Many thanks. Love your sig, too. I was a big fan of R.W. Apple.

            2. pikawicca May 26, 2007 05:06 PM

              Make a batch of scones with the zest, and a vinaigrette with the juice. The huge flavor punch of this fruit is in the zest, so don't throw it away.

              1. chowser May 26, 2007 05:11 PM

                Make a meyer lemon drop.

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