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Lots of Lemons

I've got a bag full of lemons from a friend's tree in California. What should I make? Tell me your favorite recipes requiring loads of lemons. Thanks!

asked by Christine over 2 years ago

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

For stews, make preserved lemons. For drinking and great hostess gifts, make lemon vodka. For baking, candied lemon peel. For lemonade, salad dressings and general use, make lemon juice, freeze in ice cube trays for easy access (keeps 2-3 months).

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added over 2 years ago

christine, i put 'lemons' in the search box at the top right of this page, and MANY pages came up. you might want to scan the posts. This one seems of use for you:
https://food52.com/hotline...

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Kristen W.

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added over 2 years ago

Not a recipe, but I had a similar situation and I wound up juicing most of them and freezing the juice in ice cube trays for a portioned-out, ready made supply when I needed it.

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Kristen W.

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added over 2 years ago

Oops, just read Nancy's answer and saw that she already mentioned the ice-cube tray thing!

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

Kristen W. Not a problem. Still a good idea. P.s. I''ve done it too...written an answer, only to find it already posted.

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 2 years ago

Freeze the lemon juice, make homemade limoncello, ferment the lemons, pickle the lemons, make lemonade, make lemon curd, make lemon bars - so many things. Lucky you!

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luvcookbooks

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added over 2 years ago

Lemon marmalade. I wonder if the quick candied kumquat recipe might work for lemons? Also lemons stuck w cloves and dried smell nice.

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

Good ideas. Related - spicy lemon chutney by Laurie Colwin.

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amysarah

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added over 2 years ago

Yes, freezing the juice in ice cube trays is always good. And before juicing you can peel or grate the skin to freeze separately (no waste, 'snout to tail' for lemons.)

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creamtea

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added over 2 years ago

Preserved lemons, lemon meringue pie, lemon bars, lemon salad dressing (good olive oil, lemon juice, salt; can add grainy mustard or not, as you wish). Nothin' better than fresh unwaxed lemons off the tree-I envy you!

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creamtea

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added over 2 years ago

I forgot to add, Moroccan chicken with lemon and olives...

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added over 2 years ago

These are all such great suggestions! I'll let you know what I make : )

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added over 2 years ago

April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Salad Dressing is outstanding. Only uses two lemons but worth trying it out to welcome Spring. https://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 2 years ago

Here are some great options for using lemons in every meal--
For the morning, Lemon Breakfast Bread: http://www.healthline.com...

For a lunch or quick snack, Lemon Garlic Hummus:
http://www.healthline.com...

For a tasty (and healthy) dinner, Seared Salmon with Zucchini Lemon Thyme Noodles: http://www.healthline.com...

And, of course, for dessert, Lemon Cardamom Cookies:
http://www.healthline.com...

Enjoy!

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added over 2 years ago

Lazy Mary's lemon tart (on this site) is a miracle (be sure to look at both recipes -- one has the directions, the other has a lovely crust). So easy you'll make it often until your lemons are gone.

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