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15 Savory Lemon Recipes

First Posted: 12/22/2011 1:32 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


Lemons are good for more than just squirting into iced tea. Many of us love lemon desserts like lemon meringue pie, lemon cookies and lemon curd, but there are also many savory dishes that benefit from lemon. Mediterranean countries have long used lemons to bring fresh flavor to their rustic cuisine. Lemons awaken the palate with sensations that encourage appetite and the enjoyment of food.

Lemon does wonders on fish, meat, pasta, vegetables and many more dishes. Browse our collection of recipes to discover the many uses for lemon, including both the juice and the zest -- none of the fruit needs to go to waste here. You'll find recipes for the Greek lemon soup Avgolemono, lamb chops with lemon, lemon-roasted chicken and a number of flavorful sides. Brace yourself for tangy tongue-tingling tastes and bright flavors and aromas!

Roasted Lemon Chicken Breasts
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Enliven your average roast chicken breast with lemon using this recipe. Lemon slices get tucked under the skin of the chicken breasts, which are roasted until golden. The lemon perfumes the meat with wonderful aroma. Before using the lemons, soften them with boiling water. This helps extracts the bitter flavors, making them more palatable for eating.

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