Last week, I got a special package in the mail.
This wasn’t any type of swap or prize package – Shannon just wanted to share some meyer lemons (since I can’t find them around here). Aren’t blogging friends awesome?
Meyer lemons are….strange. In a good way.
They smell (and taste) like a cross between a lemon, a clementine, and something herby or floral. They’re definitely not your normal, run of the mill lemon.
And since I only had 3 to work with, I decided to find a recipe online and follow it without making any modifications.
That was hard to do – I usually make all kinds of changes! But I wanted to make sure that whatever I made turned out well since I don’t know when I’ll have meyer lemons to cook with again.
And this is how I found out that I love meyer lemons.
These lemon bars definitely did not taste like any other lemon bar I’ve had before.
That herb essence in the meyer lemons gave these bars a depth that regular lemon bars don’t have. But, if you’re making lemon bars and still want that tart and bright lemon flavor, I would suggest using half meyer lemon juice and zest and half regular.
I was probably a bit too excited when I opened the box and found meyer lemons.
But that happens all the time. I’m easily amused and am always happy to get new food.
Have you ever cooked or baked with meyer lemons? What’s your favorite way to use them?