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How to Cook with the Mighty Meyer Lemon

Anya Hoffman

JBF Editors

February 06, 2017


Lemons are a beloved tool in our kitchen arsenal, but Meyer lemons, those smooth, golden citrus celebrities, are another thing entirely. Subtly sweet and deeply perfumed, this magical winter fruit will transform desserts, seafood dishes, and even pasta.

Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley
Dress up a classic carbonara with Dungeness crabmeat and Meyer lemon zest, which gives the dish extra vibrancy.

Lobster Tabbouleh with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
This simple tabbouleh includes plenty of flavorful herbs and a generous amount of lobster. Serve it in endive leaves as an hors d'oeuvre or on its own as an elegant side dish.

Meyer Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake
Enriched with crème fraîche and fragrant Meyer lemons, this lovely loaf makes a decadent breakfast treat.

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta with Candied Kumquats and Sea Salt-Roasted Pistachios
Crunchy pistachios and a hint of orange blossom evoke the flavors of Turkish cuisine in this elegant dessert.    

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