Lemon

Lemon Curd with Blueberries

2018-08-10T12:10:09+00:00Dessert/Sweet|

Homemade lemon curd is the best…tangy and yet sweet…creamy and silky…and together with fresh blueberries is just heaven on earth.     After eating lemon curd by the spoons and mixed with homemade yogurt I decided to add some fresh fruit with it…and what is the match in heaven with lemon curd? Fresh blueberries…I made them into small serving portions, but if you like you can make it into large portion… There is really no recipe…just crumbled a few biscuits, such as almond biscotti or graham crackers and place on the bottom of the little glass, fill with a mix of lemon curd and add as much blueberries you can fit in it… Oh! Before I go on...talking about lemon [...]

Homemade Lemon Curd

2018-07-23T16:08:36+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Make-Ahead|

Homemade lemon curd is much tastier than the store bought ones, it is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.  The color and flavor is pure summer…blasting with flavor, rich, creamy and so flavorful…   I love everything that has lemon in it…from bars to ice cream and our Meyer lemon tree was loaded with lemons, after picking them up and freezing some of them for making smoothie I still find myself with a lot of it…not to mention that we still have other kind of lemons tree in our backyard. Since I had made pavlova recently I found myself with leftover egg yolks and I absolutely dislike throwing food away, I thought that the best way [...]

Lemon Thyme Chicken, Sous-Vide

2018-06-18T11:12:49+00:00Poultry, Sous Vide|

Healthy chicken breast cooked to perfection...tender, moist and packed with flavor. How? Cooking using sous vide method. Yes, I am still playing with the sous vide method…so far this method has not disappointed me… This week, I am sharing with you a very simple recipe for a juicy, flavorful chicken breast. The good thing about this method is that you never overcook, even if you leave the chicken breasts in the water-bath longer than the set time. As your chicken is cooking (sous-vide) you have all the time to do whatever you need to do and not to worry that the chicken breasts will be over cooked, therefore, dry and rubbery. The sous vide cylinder, that I use is from [...]

Butter Lemon Swai, Sous Vide

2018-06-18T11:13:58+00:00Fish and Seafood, Sous Vide|

Looking for a perfect cooked fish? This lemon butter swai is cooked to perfection using sous vide method. The fish is moist and tender, loaded with flavors. Have you ever heard of “SWAI fish”? Swai fish is a catfish from Vietnam, which has a delicate texture and much milder taste than catfish which sometimes can have a “muddy” flavor. Swai are moist, soft, flaky, and delicate and its flesh turns from lightly beige to whitish color once cooked. I have baked, steamed and now sous vide. You mainly can cook it anyway you like, because of its delicate texture grilling might be a bit challenging, as the fish might fall apart easily. Apparently there was a “catfish wars” between US [...]

Lemon Cilantro

2018-06-18T12:08:34+00:00Sauce/Dressing and Condiment|

Do you find yourself with lots of cilantro? Here is what you can do with it…Lemon or lime cilantro dressing…it is so easy and so good. This dressing in one of the easiest and tasty dressing…and it is delicious with fish, meat, chicken and even Brussels sprouts. Ingredients: 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice or lime ½ cup olive oil 1 bunch cilantro (including the stem) 1 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper to taste Method: Place all the ingredients in the food processor and mix for 30 to 40 seconds, until a smooth and even color. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Use in within one week. Thank you for stopping by Color Your Recipes…have a colorful [...]

Shaved Frozen Lemon or Lime

2018-06-18T14:30:40+00:00Make-Ahead then Freeze it!, Simple Ideas|

I love lemons and limes, everything that has any lemon or lime…but what to do when you have too many o them? Freeze them! Wash well the lemons, and place them in the freezer. Once the lemons are completely frozen, just use your microplane grater/zester to grate the whole lemon and sprinkle it on top of your food. You can add the shaved lemon (whole) in your tea, as shown here, on your salad, juice, baking good, desserts, soups, marinades…use everywhere where you would use lemon or lime. Apparently the lemon peels contain more vitamins than the lemon juice and by grating the whole lemon you will not be wasting any of the good thing. I hope you enjoy this [...]

Lemon/Lime Juice Cubes

2018-06-18T14:31:48+00:00Make-Ahead then Freeze it!, Simple Ideas|

Do you find yourself with lots of lemons or limes? Here…you can do the following: 1. Squeeze juice out of the lemons or limes 2. Pour in the ice cube mold 3. Freeze until the juice is solid 4. Remove and store in an air tight container in the freezer 5. When in need of lemon or lime juice, just pop one, two or as many as you want. I love to use this iced lemon juice in my tea, lemonade, sauces. Thank you for stopping by Color Your Recipes…have a colorful day!

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Butter Sauce

2018-06-18T14:39:26+00:00Side Dish, Vegetarian|

I had a similar dish in a neighborhood restaurant a few weeks ago and in spite of being delicious, I just felt that it was loaded with butter sauce and a bit too salty. Therefore, I decided to make my own…the nice thing about cooking your own, is that you can really “control” the amount of the sauce and salt and finish with a dish that still delicious but somehow healthier. As I keep trying different recipes for Brussels sprouts, slowly but surely the rank of “unlike” Brussels sprouts is decreasing, which makes me feel kind of “victorious”. Ingredients: Approximately ½ lb Brussels sprouts 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste [...]

Scallops in Butter Lemon Sauce

2018-06-18T14:56:08+00:00Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free|

I love scallops, but my husband does not, he claims that scallops are too fishy…oh well…more for me. This is a very tasty and simple recipe for scallops. I coated the scallops with cornstarch instead of all-purpose flour, therefore this recipe is gluten free. When I prepared the scallops I prepared some cod fish in the same manner, this way my husband could have his white fish and I could enjoy the scallops guilty free. Ingredients: ½ lb Scallops, I got the big ones from Costco 2 tablespoons of cornstarch + ½ tablespoon 1 small lemon Fresh ground pepper ½ cup chicken broth 1½ to 2 tablespoons butter 2 to 3 teaspoons of capers, drained Method: In a small deep [...]

Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon

2018-06-19T11:20:16+00:00Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free|

This is a very simple recipe for shrimps, it is tasty if you like cilantro. Now that the weather if getting warmer (at least for us living in Southern California) I like to make a nice salad and top it with these shrimps. It sure makes a great meal and it is very healthy…shrimps are low in fat ;-). Ingredients: 1 lb of shrimp, clean and deveined 2 garlic clove finely chopped ½ lemon, juice freshly squeezed ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon cooking wine Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil Method: Mix all the ingredients except the cilantro. In a pan heat the olive oil and fry the shrimps both side, when the shrimps are [...]

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