I remember having meyer lemons for the first time. It was a few years ago at Mario Batali’s restaurant, Carnevino, at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas. I had ordered the Scallopine…tender veal cutlets sauteed with caper berries and preserved meyer lemons (like the ones shown above from Brooklyn Supper). It was out of this world. Since then I’ve planted a little meyer lemon tree in my backyard and have been anxiously awaiting for it’s first fruit. It hasn’t happened yet.
Now, if you don’t know what a meyer lemon is or have never had one, it’s basically a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or common orange (according to Wikipedia). Meyer lemons are slightly sweeter than true lemons and less acidic in taste. You’ll start to see them sold in stores in the winter, their peak season being between November and January, sometimes even a little later.
If you have meyer lemons on hand and are at a loss of what to do with them, look no further. There are so many ways to incorporate their distinct taste into so many everyday dishes…from lemon risotto to pancakes to creamy cheesecake. Brighten up your cold winter days with these 12 ways to cook with meyer lemons:
Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy 1 of 12Warm yourself up with Bev's hot toddies!
Make hot toddies from Bev at Tablespoon
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust 2 of 12Kelsey's meyer lemon cheesecake is making me swoon!
Make Naptime Chef's meyer lemon cheesecake with gingersnap crust
Lemon Risotto 3 of 12Angie suggests using Meyer lemons in this creamy, comforting risotto.
Make lemon risotto
Meyer Lemon Almond Cake 4 of 12The sweet taste of meyer lemons and almonds make this cake irresistable.
Make meyer lemon almond cake
Meyer Lemon Mojito 5 of 12A refreshing twist on mojitos!
Make The Little Kitchen's meyer lemon mojitos
Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes 6 of 12Light and airy ricotta pancakes with a hint of meyer lemons would brighten up anyone's day.
Make Brooklyn Supper's meyer lemon ricotta pancakes
Panko Breaded Tilapia with Meyer Lemon Relish 7 of 12A great light and bright dinner.
Make panko breaded tilapa with meyer lemon relish
Mini Meyer Lemon Bundt Cakes 8 of 12How cute are these little cakes?
Make The Little Kitchen's mini meyer lemon bundt cakes
Fresh Berry Green Salad with Pomegranate Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing 9 of 12Love the freshness of Jeanette's salad.
Make Jeanette Healthy Living's fresh berry green salad with pomegranate meyer lemon dressing
Preserved Meyer Lemons 10 of 12Enjoy the fresh taste of meyer lemons all year round with Brooklyn Supper's recipe for preserved meyer lemons.
Make Brooklyn Supper's preserved meyer lemons
Smoked Chipotle Citrus Pulled Pork Sandwiches 11 of 12Love Laura's idea of adding citrus to her barbecue sauce!
Make smoked chipotle citrus pulled pork sandwiches
Meyer Lemon Shortbread Hearts 12 of 12These adorable shortbread cookies would be perfect for Valentine's day!
Make meyer lemon shortbread hearts with fluffy pink buttercream frosting
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