I’m taking a break from my orange madness to talk about another favorite citrus fruit: The Lemon. Lemons are coveted and loved in my family. You see, my husband, is a lemon lover. He puts it in EVERYTHING, even eggs. His family loves sour foods. And two out of three of my kids, have followed suit. Although, Middle-Child takes it to a new level, squeezing an entire lemon, fat lemon, into his soup. Even my husband cringes and admits it’s just too sour! So you can imagine, I have a lot of lemon recipes!
The biggest pain about lemons are the seeds. If you squeeze out as much as I do, I tend to pull out my stainless hand juicer to strain out the seeds that a reamer will drop in. It doesn’t normally bother me or my husband. But, man, do I hate hearing my 8-year old complain that I let seeds drop into his soup today at lunch.
“Mommy, I bit into a seed and it didn’t taste good.”
You can imagine my happiness when I received an email from my friends at Frieda’s Produce asking me if they could send me a batch of their SEEDLESS lemons to review. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
They are cute, they full of lemony goodness and they are seedless! Okay, maybe in six lemons I found two seeds, but that’s easy to fix. AND, you find them in at your local Ralph’s supermarket.
Now, you could use your juicer to strain out the seeds, but that would leave me one more thing to wash. And I HATE washing dishes. But, there are meals where I use lemon slices and I don’t like those pesky seeds leaving holes in my slices or sliding around in my food.
Yes, I’m anal.
One of these dishes is Citrus Striped Bass Stuffed with Quinoa. This one 2-lb fish is stuffed with a citrusy quinoa pilaf and slices of oranges, lemons and limes. Who knew a fish could hold so much?
How about Pork Piccata with Lemon & Capers? I use lemon slices here, too. Who wants to bite into a seed?
Need some more lemon recipes to fall in love with?
And for those with a sweet tooth, well sweet & sour tooth…
Wash this all down with a swig of Limoncello.
No, I don’t have a lemon problem. Why do you ask?
Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce was kind enough to send me these items to sample. The opinions expressed here are my own. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!