GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn---Spring may be months away, but there is an easy way to get the scent of it from fresh lemons. Best selling cookbook author and chef Beth Dooley joined us with some easy and tasty ways to brighten your cooking.
Meyer Lemon Salsa
Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Try this tangy salsa on chicken, lamb, and fish. Use it as a garnish for creamy soups and vegetable pizzas. It’s great stirred into rice for a bright side dish, and terrific with smoked fish.
2 Meyer lemons
1 clove minced
½ cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Using a sharp knife, cut the lemons into thin slices, then stack and chop with the garlic and parsley. Turn into a bowl and stir in the olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
Creamy Meyer Lemon Dressing
Makes about 1-1/3 cups
Try this on leafy greens or drizzled over chicken and fish. It’s delicious drizzled over steamed broccoli or cauliflower.
2 tablespoons diced shallot
¼ cup Meyer lemon juice
pinch coarse salt
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup whole milk, Greek style yogurt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Put the shallot, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt into a small bowl and allow to stand for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the oil then the yogurt. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.