11 Ways To Use Meyer Lemon Marmalade

meyerlems11 Ways to Use Meyer Lemon Marmalade

There are many ways to add a little California sunshine to our meals with a spoonful of Meyer Lemon Marmalade. From quick and simple goat cheese crostini to decadent asparagus risotto, here are 11 ways to use Meyer Lemon Marmalade besides on the standby morning toast.McEvoy_ 216
  1. Zesty Crudité Dip mix marmalade and cilantro or parsley into aioli or yogurt dip to serve alongside crudité.
  2. Salad Dressing add 1 tsp of marmalade to a simple oil and vinegar salad dressing (great video on the basics here). Use on a salad of arugula with strawberries and thinly shaved fennel and pecorino cheese or another favorite fresh combination.
  3. Brussels Sprouts thinly slice Brussels sprouts; sauté shallots in oil or butter, add Brussels sprouts and salt and cook until tender. While still hot add lemon marmalade to taste.IMG_4841
  4. Goat Cheese Crostini spread toasted baguette slices with a fresh, goat’s milk cheese; top with a ½ teaspoon of marmalade and top with edible flower petals, fresh herbs, or some sautéed baby greens.
  5. Old Timey Cocktail our friends at Radar in Portland updated some classic marmalade cocktail recipes (more about marmalade mixology here) with their Fairgame, a delicious mix of Appleton’s Rum, Dry Sack Sherry, Lime Juice, Marmalade, Bitters, and Mint.
6. Grilled Cheese with Pizazput a layer of Meyer Lemon Marmalade and sautéed chard in a grilled cheese sandwich (try swiss or Cowgirl Creamery's Wagon Wheel) for a twist on a childhood classic. 7. Glazed Carrots mix marmalade with some brown sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt in a small skillet and pour over oven roasted carrots. 8. Extra Tasty Chicken combine marmalade with extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, salt and pepper as a marinade for roast chicken or substitute for the lemon curd in Rachel Ray’s Lemon CPhoto Mar 07, 3 32 45 PMhicken. 9. Seasonal Salmon heat marmalade with soy sauce as a glaze for salmon and top with fresh chives or try this marmalade glazed salmon with green bean salad from English chef Tony Tobin. 10. Lemon Yogurt Cake use as a substitution for pineapple in your favorite upside down cake, a filling in cinnamon rolls, or try fellow local jam maker Rachel Saunders’ Yogurt Cake with Lemon Marmalade Glaze 11. Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto stir several tablespoons of marmalade into risotto, to taste, just before serving as local food writer Andrea Blum of My American Pantry loves to do. Top each serving with a sauté of leeks, asparagus, and local mushrooms. IMG_0429 In March and April we have our hands full harvesting, sorting, washing, slicing, and juicing lemons. Our trees give us lemons and we make a whole lot of Meyer Lemon Marmalade. But the most enjoyable part of the season is getting to taste all meals made more delicious with the addition of a simple spoonful.