Add the best of the season's zest to a variety of recipes for a citrus dish you won't soon forget.
Known for their fragrance and sharp flavor, citrus fruits are one of the treasures of winter. Whether you like lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruit, these citrus recipes are sure to put a smile on your face.
First up is our Cilantro-Jalapeño Limeade. Jalapeño adds a subtle kick, and cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to classic limeade. Adults might like to stir in a little tequila.
Lemons are such an integral part of so many recipes, but this is one that truly frames its freshness, fair and square. Pine nuts in the sweet cookie crust balance the boldness of the lemon filling.
The best way to use fresh market or garden produce is often in its simplest, purest form. This dish highlights the color of oranges for an elegant presentation. You can peel and slice the oranges ahead, if you like, arranging the slices on a plate and covering with plastic wrap. You can prep the other components ahead, too. Make the dressing several hours or even a day ahead; just bring to room temperature before tossing with the arugula.
This recipe blossoms from the floral essence of grated grapefruit rind, while fresh grapefruit juice packs refreshing flavor to the powdered sugar glaze which is drizzled over this moist pound cake.
Add a sweet, citrusy twist to traditional stew with luscious, fresh orange slices. If you prefer a thicker stew, reduce the broth to 3/4 cup, or simmer on the stove after baking.
Ready in just 26 minutes, this strip steak topped with avocado-lime salsa is an ideal way to add a unique twist to a weeknight steak dinner.
This cake is great with a cup of morning coffee or mixed berries and a scoop of sorbet for dessert. Use a whole teaspoon of lemon extract for more intense lemon flavor.
Tart marmalade is delicious on scones or breakfast breads. This recipe produces classic British-style bitter marmalade. If you prefer less bitterness, use only half the grapefruit rind called for in the recipe. Keep in mind that the mixture will thicken as it cools.
Traditional Shaker lemon pie uses the whole lemon, pith and all. This version uses only the rind and the meaty-juicy lemon part, leaving the pith for those hearty Shakers. Macerating the rinds in sugar for 24 hours tenderizes them and reduces bitterness. There's rich caramel flavor in the golden cane syrup; light-colored corn syrup will work fine, too, but the flavor won't be quite as rich.
Grapefruit adds a perfect sweet-tart zing to this salad. Hearts of palm have a semifirm texture and nutty flavor similar to that of artichoke hearts, which you could sub in a pinch.
The meringues and curd can be made up to a day ahead for convenience. Store meringues at room temperature in an airtight container, and keep curd chilled with plastic wrap directly on the surface so it doesn't form a skin.