Mar 14, 2012
What do citrus fruits, cross-country skiing and a trip to Mexico all have in common? They're useful ways of coping with long Canadian winters! While strapping on skis or heading south are fun options, adding citrus to your meals is an easier way to keep the winter blahs away--at least away from your kitchen. Because even when hardly anything is at its peak on produce shelves, oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes can always deliver intense flavour as bright as the sun we've been missing.
That flavour leads to better meals in every way. A squeeze of the right juice in your soups, stews and sauces can balance the flavour, making it sweeter or tangier as you wish. Try reaching for lemon instead of salt to finish a pasta, or bring out the sweetness of a dish with fresh orange juice instead of sugar. A handful of ruby-red grapefruit segments in a winter salad adds tartness, texture and a healthy dose of Vitamin C too. Stefano's a fan of cooking with citrus, so check out some of these recipes for inspiration, and beat the blahs from your plate in the countdown to spring!
Osso Buco with Lemon
Chicken Scaloppine with Lemon and Capers
Grilled Scallops with Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
Lemony Greek Roasted Potatoes
Warm Mixed Olives with Orange and Rosemary
Cardamom Orange Cake
String Bean and Orange Salad
Mixed Green Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Lime-Flavoured Tortilla Chips
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with a Ginger Lime Vinaigrette