Once a backyard secret, this thin-skinned, extra-aromatic citrus is now available in supermarkets across the country—so start squeezing!
Update the classic dense, buttery upside-down cake with a bright, sweet-tart candied lemon topping and the fine crunch of cornmeal.
Recipe: Meyer Lemon Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Our Test Kitchen tasters declared this might be their favorite scrambled egg recipe ever, thanks to the flavorful combination of three robust cheeses and a vibrant sauce, along with the smart cooking techniques for keeping the eggs moist.
Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Meyer Lemon Salsa Verde
This recipe goes with the Scrambled Eggs with Meyer Lemon Salsa Verde, but we love it with everything from sandwiches to steaks.
Recipe: Meyer Lemon Salsa Verde
Talk about a celebration-worthy dish. Meyer lemon’s gentle tang and floral quality couldn’t be a better partner for sweet Dungeness crab, and the sparkling wine brings it all together.
Recipe: Crab Pasta with Prosecco and Meyer Lemon Sauce
Meyer lemons get used twice in this early spring salad, squeezed for the silky dressing and sliced paper-thin to tuck into the greens.
Lettuce Snap Pea Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream
Meyer Lemon Cream Salad Dressing
It’s worth it to make your own preserved lemons or track them down from the store so you can add their salty-tangy complexity to this Moroccan braised dish.
Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Olives
Speedy Preserved Meyer Lemons
Puréed whole lemons, cooked first to soften them, give this almond-flecked torte loads of flavor.
Recipe: Meyer-Lemon Cake
Meyer lemon zest, rubbed under the chicken’s skin and inside its cavity, perfumes the bird as it roasts, and a squeeze of juice balances the sweetness of the roasted shallots in the sauce.
Recipe: Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemon Shallot Sauce
Just three ingredients go into this ultra-easy glaze, yet the complexity and shine it adds to ham make the dish company-worthy.
Recipe: Baked Ham with Sticky Meyer Lemon Glaze
A bit of toasted sesame oil adds an unexpected touch to this classic combination.
Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Crab Salad
Set out the seafood and dunk sauce as a party appetizer, or pack them up on a picnic, as one reviewer suggests.
Recipe: Poached Shrimp with Meyer Lemon Ginger Sauce
Any variety of oyster would be excellent with this tangy, spicy salsa.
Recipe: Oysters on the Half Shell with Chile, Cilantro, and Meyer Lemon Salsa
Cut candied lemon slices into little triangles to add a special touch to the top of custards, parfaits, or chocolate mousse.
Recipe: Candied Meyer Lemons
For an easy upgrade on steamed green beans, flavor fresh bread crumbs with a touch of Meyer lemon zest and create a quick dressing with the citrus juice.
Recipe: Green Beans with Crisp Meyer Lemon Bread Crumbs
Limonana, or mint lemonade, the national drink of Israel, gets a Western spin in Mad About Meyer Lemons by Napa author-illustrator A. Cort Sinnes (Alfred Cort Sinnes, 2016).
Recipe: Meyer Lemon Limonana