When buying Meyer lemons, look for fruits that are plump and deeply yellow all over. If you see any hint of green, the lemons are under-ripe and probably not worth the extra pennies. If you are able to touch and smell the lemons, make sure they feel heavy for their size and smell fragrant when you gently rub the skin.
Back home, use Meyers almost anywhere you'd use regular lemons. If you only have a few and want the full on Meyer lemon experience, squeeze the juice and use it in cocktails, lemonade, or salad dressings. If you have a few more lemons, make lemon curd or lemon bars. Still have lemons?! Use them in chicken dishes, toss them with pasta (like the recipe below), make lemon sorbet or ice cream, or bake a lemon cake. And don't forget to use the zest, too!
How do you like to use Meyer lemons?
A Few Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes:
• Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Meyer Lemon, Spinach, and Hazelnuts
• Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese
• Meyer Lemon Cherry Chutney
• Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour
• Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie
Related: Indoor Meyer Lemon Trees for Winter
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