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what should i do with meyer lemons?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 23, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I have a big box of Meyer lemons from Costco that I purchased without a game plan. Any paleo-friendly ideas for how I should use these before they go bad?

This is my first time trying them. I imagined they'd be a bit sweeter from what I'd heard.

I was thinking maybe lemonade with a bit of honey. Open to suggestions... lots of lemons here.

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on January 25, 2011
at 04:34 AM

I wish I had the exact recipe. Google turns up quite a few variations. The version I had was stewed in a clay tajine. The chicken was whole, and stewed only in its own juices. I'm sure saffron was involved. Maybe I can fake the clay tajine with terra cotta flower pots. I'll have to work on this.

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on January 24, 2011
at 06:48 PM

haa! thanks guys. i have a love affair with food, for better or for worse.

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on January 24, 2011
at 04:18 PM

akd's enthusiasm made me wish I had your lemons!

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on January 24, 2011
at 02:50 AM

i was going to go with the freezing but this sounds pretty great. your enthusiasm and the instructions link are helpful! the lemons are already starting to get soft and squishy but should still be good i suppose. i'll buy a jar or two tomorrow.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on January 23, 2011
at 09:26 PM

Sounds like its a recipe worth sharing

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on January 23, 2011
at 04:02 PM

My pleasure. :)

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

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on January 23, 2011
at 03:47 PM

nice, i hadn't thought about pie at all. my son has a nut allergy so using those for a crust is out but that first link looks like it would work well. thanks!

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on January 24, 2011
at 01:09 AM

oh god! salt-preserve them! they are incredible! i make two quarts a year and use them in everything. PERFECTLY amazing flavor, like nothing else. one of my favorite things ever is chicken tangine (obvi without couscous) with preserved lemons and olives. please please please do it. meyer lemons are so special- dont waste that rind and zest! plus, they are sp pretty and make beautiful gifts.

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_preserved_lemons/

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

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on January 24, 2011
at 02:50 AM

i was going to go with the freezing but this sounds pretty great. your enthusiasm and the instructions link are helpful! the lemons are already starting to get soft and squishy but should still be good i suppose. i'll buy a jar or two tomorrow.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on January 24, 2011
at 06:48 PM

haa! thanks guys. i have a love affair with food, for better or for worse.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 24, 2011
at 04:18 PM

akd's enthusiasm made me wish I had your lemons!

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E1fd3a5ea90cdbceb8a2aa4bcfa1b923

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on January 23, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Pickle them. A few minutes with Google will give you hundreds of variations to work with. Whole chicken stewed with oil cured olives and salt cured lemons will change the way you think about chicken for the rest of your life.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on January 23, 2011
at 09:26 PM

Sounds like its a recipe worth sharing

E1fd3a5ea90cdbceb8a2aa4bcfa1b923

(474)

on January 25, 2011
at 04:34 AM

I wish I had the exact recipe. Google turns up quite a few variations. The version I had was stewed in a clay tajine. The chicken was whole, and stewed only in its own juices. I'm sure saffron was involved. Maybe I can fake the clay tajine with terra cotta flower pots. I'll have to work on this.

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on January 23, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Juice them, freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then store the cubes in a ziplock bag in the freezer. We put the cubes in water or thaw them and use in recipes.

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on January 23, 2011
at 03:40 PM

Meyer Lemons are good for lemon meringue pie - I found a couple Paleo recipes online:

http://glutenfreewheatfreedesserts.blogspot.com/2010/04/gluten-free-and-wheat-free-dessert.html

http://eatcleanlivestrong.blogspot.com/2009/08/paleo-lemon-meringue-pie.html

Lots of recipes for lemon chicken as well, just google. Lemon is also good with less oily fish.

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

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on January 23, 2011
at 03:47 PM

nice, i hadn't thought about pie at all. my son has a nut allergy so using those for a crust is out but that first link looks like it would work well. thanks!

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on January 23, 2011
at 04:02 PM

My pleasure. :)

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