The Hidden Potential Of Lemon🍋
Lemon is a wonder fruit, meaning it can be added to a wide range of foods. If you’re looking for ways to add that “zing” or “zest” to your life consider throwing some lemon into the mix. It’ll make all the flavors in your dish really pop off the plate.
Keep reading to find out some greats ways to drastically improve the food you eat.
When making creamy pasta dishes or meals with cream-based sauces consider adding a bit of citrus. Using lemon in this dish will help prevent your palate from becoming oversaturated, which will ultimately allow you to eat more of it.
If you like your salads with a healthy dose of salty cheese topping it, try sprinkling it with a generous amount of lemon zest. Not only will the flavors in the salad balance out but you’ll have a dish that is worthy of an Instagram post.
Play around with lemon when it comes to seafood. For fish that isn’t delicate feel free to squeeze whole wedges over the whole fish. For more delicate fish dishes such as scallops and broiled fish, opt for a fine sprinkling of zest.
Any type of chicken whether it be grilled, roasted, chicken salad, or fried all chicken is complemented by a dash of grated zest. So feel free to pair chicken and lemon together often, it’s a combination that can’t go wrong.
When it comes to desserts, especially vanilla and cream-based ones, dive in with a sprinkling of zest. You can’t go wrong particularly if your dish is filled with complimentary fruit.
How to pick the perfect lemon
When you go to the grocery and decide you want to take the path that’ll lead you to more elevated dishes look for these indicators of a good juicy lemon.
-firm to the touch
-heavier than expected
-looks just like the platonic ideal of a lemon
Once you find your perfect lemon it’ll last for several days at room temperature or even longer in the refrigerator crisper.
How to use lemon correctly
When cooking with lemon add it right before cooking finishes. When cooking with lemon for a long period of time the flavors will concentrate and become bitter. Lemon can also dull the color of vegetables if added early if you wait till the end the colors will actually brighten.
Lemon is foolproof
If you accidentally go crazy with over zesting or wedges (sometimes you just can’t help it) don’t fret! Food that has taken a turn to the sour side can be saved with just a bit of sugar or honey and a dash of time, saving your savory dishes from becoming too lemony.
As they say, when life gives you lemons put them in everything!… That may not be the exact saying, but you get the idea. Lemon can make a world of difference in almost any dish, consider making it a crucial part of your cooking routine. 🍋