Meyer Lemon Dressing and Marinade
This Meyer Lemon Dressing and Marinade is a multi-functional condiment that pairs well with many proteins and vegetables. Just in time too, as we’re smack dab in the middle of citrus season! This marinade is perfect for marinating and cooking chicken or fish, or to drizzle on your favorite salad or pour over cooked vegetables.
A cross between a lemon and mandarin orange but are slightly more orange in color and sweeter than lemons.
Like a mild, less tart lemon and a mandarin orange.
You can substitute Meyer lemons for regular lemons in most sweet and savory recipes. And in addition to being in the thick of citrus season, we are also in green garlic season which is also featured in this sauce and, believe it or not, they pair really well together!
Different looking than your regular garlic bulb. Green Garlic are scallion/green onion looking sprouted garlic that has a milder flavor, more on the side of onion. Also known as spring garlic (that’s such a friendly name).
This is one of the easiest salad Meyer Lemon Vinaigrettes that you can make in advance and keep on hand for winter and spring salads. I like to use it to marinate chicken breast, then bake it in the marinade with slices of Meyer lemon for garnish (see pic above). This same method also works wonders with shrimp.
When it comes to marinating any meat or fish with citrus, don’t marinate too long as the acidity can break down the meat. 1 to 2 hours is just about enough.
This recipe also serves as a finishing sauce for vegetables. Here I simply sautéed broccolini and drizzled with the Meyer Lemon Sauce.
You can also add fresh herbs, like I do, to take the flavor profile to the next level. I like fresh rosemary, but fresh thyme is also a delicious option.
If you’ve made this Meyer Lemon Dressing and Marinade leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers.