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Don’t pucker up because this lemon is not sour and tart, it is a light, great tasting lemon that can be the game changer in your cooking. When you are preparing seafood, often a lighter lemon is necessary, and Meyer Lemons are the perfect choose.
Meyer Lemons are sweet, less-acidic than the basic lemon and they have a thinner rind that is golden yellow. The lemon flavor is more herbal and they are absolutely perfect on veggies and on plates that you don’t want over-powered by the zest of a lemon.
Scallops are one of those dishes you either get really right or you really get it wrong, so in order to get it really right I summoned the help of one Meyer Lemon and the results were delicious! My lemons arrived from Frieda’s and I got set to cook and whipped up Scallops.
Olive Oil 1 TBSP
Scallops – serving size dependent on you
Lemon- Meyer Lemons from Frieda’s
Mediterranean Sea Salt
Parsley 1 tbsp
2 Tbsp of Capers (make sure to drain and rinse)
Pan sear the scallops in olive oil, paying careful attention to not burn or over-cook. Sprinkle each with a light dash of parsley and sea salt and add in capers. Remove from Heat and Spritz with lemon juice(fork twanged) – Serve over rice, alone or with pasta.
The Meyer Lemon will add a bit of taste to the scallop without over-powering them. In addition, the caper will taste even more divine once spritzed with the lemon offsetting its bitter properties.
This meal can be served on a bed of pasta, alone, with rice or even with a baked potato. It does not take long to prepare and the cost is also minimal. You can find Frieda’s Meyer Lemons at your local grocery store and for us in PA, you can find them at Giant Eagle in the produce department!
Swizzle me this and swizzle me that, all drinks are better with a sugar cane swizzle stick. Tea and swizzle sticks are the perfect combination for this holiday season. Swizzle sticks are natural cane sugar stalks that were peeled and sliced into these thin strips and then you use them to stir and garnish your drinks! Frieda’s Specialty produce has them and you can find them in Giant Eagle too!
Chew on these, or stir with them, either way you are sure to get a little sweeter and let’s face it with the holidays you need be nice and not naughty so swizzle away and suck up some merriment! Do not eat the sticks as they are not edible. Did you know that cane juice is a natural form of sugar?
You can whip up the greatest glass of Celestial Tea, with a simple swizzle stick, tea and a nice big glass! My beverages were made with this great tea, the wonderful sugar cane swizzle sticks and loads of love. The stick itself has not taste, but when you chew on it, you get a sweet taste. The tea was sweetened as it steeped. It is very different to use these, and they are not sticky.
My Recipe For This Refreshing Tea
One Cup of Boiling Water (8 oz)
1 Jammin’ Lemon Ginger Tea Bag
1 Sugar Cane Swizzle Stick
Add tea bag to water and then add sugar cane. Sweet and simple!
You can find these in your local produce department, and I found my at my local Giant Eagle. Fresh beverages, hand-crafted make let your guests know how much you care.