What to do with lotsa lemons?
I''ll take any suggestions or ideas. Sweet or savory. Thanks!
lemon-poppy seed muffins or quick bread
candied lemon peel
lemon meringue pie
basic lemon-butter sauce for veggies, poultry or fish
Moroccan chicken w/lemon & olives
veal or chicken piccata
Middle Eastern or Indian style salads:
Salad Shirazi (Iranian)
one small red onion
Fresh Parlsey and/or Mint
salt and pepper
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Lots of fresh squeezed lemon
Chop all veggies and combine with salt, pepper, lemon. olive oil and chopped fresh herbs
1 lg cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds, diced
2-3 lg tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/2-1 green chili, finely chopped
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 to 3 tsp sugar
salt to taste
lots of fresh squeezed lemon (1-2 lemons)
Combine all ingrediants, enjoy with Indian curry, Yogurt or anything else.
(made in most Middle Eastern and Northern African Countries with various types of beans, usually Black Beans, Fava Beans or Broad Beans)
2 Cups Black Beans or Fava Beans (canned or boiled dry beans)
1/2 cup oilve oil
8 cloves of garlic
1/2-3/4 cups lemon juice
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon cut in wedges
Cook chopped garlic in olive oil for one minute. Take pan off of heat. Toss hot beans with olive and garlic, tomatoes, and half of the parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place in serving dish with remaining parsley and lemon wedges on top. Serve warm or chilled. Tastes better the second day!
If you aren't averse to canning, I made lemon marmalade one year as Christmas gifts, and it turned out amazing. I adjusted the sugar up a tiny bit from the usual orange recipe.
Also, yes -- preserve some of them, to put into braised chicken with olives and rosemary.
My suggestion: frozen lemonade. After all, the peak season for lemonade-drinking is several months after the peak season for lemons. Juice the lemons, combine juice with simple syrup, and freeze in small containers. When the hot weather hits, defrost and dilute to taste. You can save freezer space by making the simple syrup using the minimum amount of water needed to dissolve the sugar; remember, you're going to be diluting later.
I just made the lemon drop drink. I used fresh squeezed lemon juice. Equal parts lemon juice to vodka and superfine sugar to taste......excellent!!
A couple of repeats ...
Lemon Rosemary chicken
I make a Lemony chicken with lemon basil and a cream lemon sauce
Any time I roast chicken I stuff them with lemon, You can freeze halves of lemon and use
them for this
I squeeze mine and put 1/2 of juice in those small ziplock snack baggie and then that
baggie into a small freezer baggie. They stay forever. I defrost and use them for
sauces, lemonade, speciality cocktails, lemon pie, anything
Also make a tray of ice cubes and then freeze in a baggie, use to add in Ice Tea for when
you have guest for lunch or dinner
Make a lemon sherbert
I never waste any citrus, oranges, grapefruits or lemons