I am sure by now you are aware of how much I love Meyer Lemons.
If you are a regular reader you might also be aware how much I love flavoured salts. I use vanilla salt in almost all of my baking recipes.
It seemed time to introduce you to the salt I use on fish. This Meyer Lemon Salt is fabulous on any fish recipe. I cannot use it enough. Much like my beloved vanilla salt.
If you do not get meyer lemons in your area you can make this with regular lemons. But I beg you, if you have access to Meyer Lemons please use them. They are a touch more sweet than regular lemons and that sweetness just hooks you. You will become as obsessed with Meyer Lemons as I am.
I realize they can be hard to find. Trust me, we go through hell trying to find them here too. Hubs has scored some great batches for me. But not without a lot of work on his part. He works out of town for days at a time. On his way home he will stop at multiple stores in multiple cities to try to find them for me. That’s devotion man. A dude who is willing to work a 12 hour shift, make the 2 hour trek home, and still stop for lemons because his wife is nuts. True devotion.
Over the next two weeks I have oodles of Meyer Lemon recipes to share with you. I’m so excited to show you all the wonderful things you can do with them. From baking, to seasoning salts, to cooking, to how to freeze them properly. I hope you are as excited as I am for Meyer Lemon Madness. If you cannot find Meyers you can substitute regular lemons for any of the recipes. If you have access to Meyers use them, and use them like mad. You will thank me.
If you have missed the Meyer Lemon recipes I’ve shared thus far, please make sure you stop by to see my Meyer Lemon Parfaits, I shared the recipe on Rachel Cooks so stop over there for the Meyer Lemon Parfait recipe. I also made some delicious and simple Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches on my blog recently. They were to die for. Meyer Lemon Ice Cream wedged between Gingersnap Cookies, it was a thing of beauty, and a taste explosion you will not want to miss. I recently made Mini Meyer Lemon Pies for Sunday Supper as well. They were fabulous. I’ve also made Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Candies, also for a Sunday Supper post. They are incredibly simple to make, easy enough for even beginner bakers to tackle. Last year I made some really fabulous Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Tarts. Feel free to peruse all those recipes. I think the Ice Cream Sandwiches might be my favourite to date.
I have many more favourites to share with you over the next couple of weeks. I’ll let your imagination run wild what those recipes will be. For now I’d like to share my recipe for Meyer Lemon Salt with you. It’s simple, and incredibly full of flavour. You will want to make up huge batches of it to put on everything. So rush out to the stores and search like mad till you find some Meyer Lemons. These little lemons with a hint of sweetness will become your new favourite food item, trust me. Enjoy your newest obsession.
- 1 cup of salt use whatever kind you prefer whether it be kosher, table or sea salt
- Zest from 3 to 4 Meyer Lemons depending on size of them (wash your lemons first people!)
Preheat you oven to a very low temperature, I set mine to 200 degrees F.
Wash your lemons and dry them off.
Spread the lemon zest onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Make sure it's as evenly spread as possible.
Place in your preheated oven and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool.
Now in a food processor add your zest and salt, pulse for about 30 to 60 seconds or so.
Place salt in spice jars.
Hoard them all for yourself, or give a few away to close friends.
Enjoy the Meyer Lemon Salt on fish, seafood, fries, salads and even use when baking with lemons.
You can dress this up with other herbs. I'll be sharing another one with you later this week.
You can double batch this recipe which is what I do. I like to give some away as gifts.
You can use regular lemons is Meyer Lemons are not available.
I really hope you all try this one out. It’s something I make every year during Meyer Lemon season. I cannot get enough of it. If you cannot find Meyers in your area, or it’s no longer Meyer Lemon season just use regular lemons. It’s almost as fabulous, just less sweet.
I’ve been contemplating starting to do some cooking videos. So I was exploring the world of cooking videos while making this earlier this month. I came across this fabulous video for making Meyer Lemon Salt by Sunkist. Hope you enjoy it!
Other fabulous recipes for Lemon Salts on the web:
Simple Bites: Meyer Lemon Finishing Salt
101 Cookbooks: Citrus Salts
Jamie Oliver: Lemon Salt
Oprah: Lemon Pepper Rosemary Salt
Giada from The Food Network: Rosemary Lemon Salt
Tune in tomorrow where I will be sharing my Aerosmith Potatoes with you, with a bonus Meyer Lemon Salt that’s perfect paired with them. This recipe is going to rock your world.
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Note to my blogging friends, I’m doing a huge roundup of Meyer Lemon recipes at the end of this event. If you have a recipe you would like included I’d love to feature it. Just get in touch with me [cravingsofalunatic (at) gmail (dot) com]and I’ll give you the deets. Thanks, Kim xx