Ok so this is going to seem like a dumb question to a lot of people.
I was going to make some skewers and one of the ingredients that you're supposed to skewer is wedges of lemon.
Do you actually eat the lemon? Like peel, rind and all? For some reason I'll eat chicken intestines, etc but that just seems so weird to me. I doubt it's for squeezing because there would be WAY too much lemon in the dish then.
Thanks in advance!
It is for squeezing (as well as aesthetics). You'll find that the grilled lemon ends up with a lovely mild flavor that is excellent on grilled meats.
You'd be amazed at what grilling does to fruits.
Another nice thing to do is pineapple and cinnamon sugar. Get's a nice cinnamon caramel coating. Plus the heat really charges up the pineapple flavour.
Ooooohhh...... I wonder how grilled preserved lemons would be! I think I'll give some a rinse and let them dry out a bit next time we grill and try it because you could eat the whole thing. I made several jars of them when I was on a tagine kick and am always looking for ways to use them.
I actually do eat them, but then I also eat raw lemons with the peel! the grilled lemon taste is fantastic.