Unlike other varieties of lemon, Meyer lemons have sweeter juice, floral scent, less acid, and thinner peel, because of which they are a delight to cook for most chefs.
There are some great Meyer lemon recipes that you can try out in your kitchen. What about sliding Meyer lemon slices under Cornish game hens’ skin? You can strew some more of them in the roasting pan. Now, toss in a few olives and fennel. Another option is to make ice cream from Meyer lemons and load custard with its juice and peel along with a dash of cardamom.
If you can manage to postpone your urge of gratification a little, you can consider making some amazing preserved lemons. Simply fill the Mason jar with quarterly-cut Meyer lemons. Now add 1/4 cup kosher salt to it and lemon juice so as to cover the lemons completely. Store this jar in the refrigerator for at least three weeks. You may even add some more spices to the jar like cinnamon stick, bay leaf, Thai chile (dried), cardamom pod, and black peppercorns. These spices would enhance the flavor of the dish even more.
If you would like to treat your family with something new, you can go for this glazed Meyer lemon cookies recipe. Tempting and easy to make, Meyer lemons make the recipe extra special.
Flour – 2.5 cups
Sugar – 1.5 cups (or even less as you are using Meyers)
Unsalted butter (softened at room temperature) – 1 cup
Grated lemon peel – 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice – 1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup
Cream of tartar – 1.5 Tablespoon
Baking soda – 1 Tablespoon
Salt – 1/4 Tablespoon
Glaze: Lemon juice (1/4 cup or 2 ounces) and powdered sugar (2.5 cups)
Directions: Preheat oven at the temperature of over 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a spacious bowl, one after the other, to form the dough. Drop rounded teaspoons of the dough around 2 inches apart over an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes; cookies may be rotated once for even heating during cooking if necessary. Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the top of the cookies while they are still warm.
These are just a few Meyer lemon recipes that have been listed here; there are many more available, some of which I will list below after I discover them. Meyer lemons lend a nice sweet yet slightly tart flavor to the dishes, giving them an amazing flavor. So, what are you waiting for? Just prepare the given recipes until I update you with some more easy-to-make Meyer lemon delicacies to satiate the taste buds of your family and friends.