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What to do with lotsa lemons?

dimsumgirl Jan 19, 2009 02:38 PM

I''ll take any suggestions or ideas. Sweet or savory. Thanks!

  1. kchurchill5 Jan 20, 2009 12:45 PM

    A couple of repeats ...

    Lemon risotto
    Lemon Rosemary chicken
    Chicken Picatta
    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

    1. jennaroo Jan 20, 2009 12:38 PM

      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!!

      1. j
        jlafler Jan 19, 2009 10:31 PM

        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.

        1. d
          dmd_kc Jan 19, 2009 08:18 PM

          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.

          1. t
            trudyfoodie Jan 19, 2009 05:22 PM

            Middle Eastern or Indian style salads:

            Salad Shirazi (Iranian)
            1 cucumber
            2 Tomatoes
            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

            Kachumber (Indian)
            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!

            1. t
              themags Jan 19, 2009 04:40 PM

              Moroccan preserved lemons to eat with tagines

              Indian lemon (instead of lime) pickle to eat with poppadams/curries


              2 Replies
              1. re: themags
                nsolis Jan 19, 2009 05:03 PM

                Make limoncello!

                1. re: nsolis
                  jlafler Jan 19, 2009 10:20 PM

                  Aw, ya beat me to it....

              2. waver Jan 19, 2009 03:26 PM

                My son can't wait til we go to California so he can have a lemonade stand with this recipe. Its great - he'll make a fortune. Hooray.


                1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 19, 2009 03:11 PM

                  lemon-poppy seed muffins or quick bread
                  lemon-ricotta pancakes
                  candied lemon peel
                  lemon bars
                  lemon meringue pie

                  basic lemon-butter sauce for veggies, poultry or fish
                  avgolemono soup
                  lemon-rosemary chicken
                  Moroccan chicken w/lemon & olives
                  veal or chicken piccata
                  lemon-thyme popcorn:
                  lemon risotto:

                  1. p
                    punk pie Jan 19, 2009 02:58 PM

                    Lemon curd, preserved lemons, lemonade - of course!

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