List of lemon dishes and beverages
This is a list of lemon dishes and beverages, in which lemon is used as a primary ingredient. Lemon is a small evergreen tree native to Asia, and the tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking.
- Fruit curd – a dessert spread and topping usually made with lemon, lime, orange or raspberry.
- Galaktoboureko – a Greek dessert of semolina-based custard in phyllo. The custard may be flavored with lemon, orange or rose.
- Lemon chicken – the name of several dishes found in cuisines around the world (but rarely in China) which include chicken and lemon.
- Lemon chiffon cake – a very light cake that may included the juice and zest of lemons.
- Lemon ice box pie – a dessert consisting of lemon juice, eggs, and condensed milk in a pie crust, frequently made of graham crackers and butter.
- Lemon meringue pie – a baked pie, usually served for dessert, made with a crust usually made of shortcrust pastry, lemon custard filling and a fluffy meringue topping.
- Lemon tart – a dessert dish that's a variation of a tart. They have a normal, crimped, versatile pastry shell, while the filling is a basic variation of lemon paste.
Lemon ice box pie with raspberry sorbet and raspberry sauce
Soups, sauces and condiments
- Aioli – a Provençal traditional sauce made of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and usually egg yolks.
- Avgolemono – a family of Mediterranean sauces and soups made with egg and lemon juice mixed with broth, heated until they thicken.
- Clam sauce – a topping for pasta, usually linguine, that's typically prepared with minced clams, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and parsley, or red, usually a thin tomato sauce with minced clams.
- Kabkabou – a fish and tomato stew traditionally prepared in Tunisia that includes lemon in its preparation.
- Preserved lemon – a condiment consisting of quartered, halved, or whole lemons that are pickled in a brine of water, lemon juice, and salt. Sometimes spices are added.
- Sauce vierge – a French sauce made from olive oil, lemon juice, chopped tomato and chopped basil.
Avgolemono soup (front)
- Barley water – in Great Britain it's prepared by boiling washed pearl barley, straining, then pouring the hot water over the rind and/or pulp of a lemon, and adding fruit juice and sugar to taste. The lemon rind may also be boiled with the barley.
- Bitter lemon – a carbonated soft drink flavoured with quinine and lemon. The signature bitter taste is produced by a combination of the quinine and the lemon pith used in manufacturing the drink.
- Lemon & Paeroa – a sweet soft drink manufactured in New Zealand, traditionally made by combining lemon juice with carbonated mineral water from the town of Paeroa. It is now manufactured by multi-national Coca-Cola.
- Lemonade – a lemon-flavored drink sweetened with sugar. In different parts of the world, there are variations on the drink and its name. Pink lemonade and frozen lemonade are also prepared.
- Lemonette – contained a significant amount of real lemon juice when it was first produced.
- Lemon liqueur – a liqueur made from lemons, liquor, and sugar. It is light to bright lemon yellow in color; intensely lemony in flavor; clear, cloudy, or opaque; and sweet or sweet and sour. Lemon zest is used, water may be added, and the liqueur is not sour.
- Limoncello – an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri. Traditionally, it is made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento lemons or Sfusato Lemons.
Similar foods and beverages
- Kitron – a lemon liqueur produced on the Greek island of Naxos. It is made from the fruit and leaves of the citron tree, which is similar to the lemon tree but stronger and slightly different in taste.
- Limeade – similar to lemonade, but is made with lime juice or lime flavor instead of lemon.
A glass of limeade
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