Sunday, February 26, 2012

Meyer Lemons

Reading Cooking for Mr. Latte years ago had a profound effect on me. It made me long for meyer lemons. Some readers left the book annoyed at the whiny narrator, some took away an enhanced appreciation of Italian cuisine, others may have questioned how their family dynamics play out in the kitchen. I wanted desperately to cook with citrus I'd never heard of.*, **
I've finally had my chance. The local Walmart has been stocking bags of meyer lemons for the last month (or perhaps longer, I never thought to check until the Mister mentioned that they had them). I purchased them and put them to good use in two of the Mr. Latte recipes.
The dishes, linguine with meyer lemons, creme fraiche, arugula and freshly grated parmesan (too lemony in the end) and chicken with a sauce of meyer lemon, chutney, sour cream and mayo were mixed. But the slightly orangey lemons? They are really good.

*For mom, "Of which I've never heard". I think it it sounds too stilted to so rearrange the sentence, but I can do it for you.
**Reading wikipedia I learn that I could have learned of meyer lemons, Citrus x meyeri from Alice Waters or Martha Stewart. Somehow I didn't. The image is from wikipedia.


Chateau Mom said...

How about a new houseplant? A friend of ours has a "cute" Meyer lemon tree which, until recently, had 1 or 2 lemons. Suddenly, in January, the tree went crazy, as he was harvesting 10, maybe 20 beautiful lemons!

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Great idea, Chateau.
Mister, take note.