I love adding lemon to my meat dishes. It adds a sharpness and makes the meat taste fresh and delicious, but it’s not spicy so it’s good for family meals. I like to use lemon to make a marinate, because this can help soften the meat and add a bit of extra flavour to liven up the dish. Plus, if you’d like to add a bit of heat to your meal, lemon and chilli make a great combination...
I like to pour a bit of the marinade over the rest of the dish when I’m plating up, and lemon works really nicely with green veggies like broccoli and beans. It’s a good way to make it more appealing to kids, too! But the best thing that lemon is good for? Meat and fish. Anyone who’s squirted fresh lemon juice over a battered cod and chips will tell you that it’s an absolute must-have, but lemon is actually really versatile and is delicious with chicken, turkey, pork or even steak! And if you don’t eat meat? Lemon can go really nicely with seitan and other vegetarian/vegan alternatives.
The problem is that lemon juice is pretty acidic. Liquids with a low pH can break down the meat and give it a weird, grainy texture that just feels unpleasant in your mouth. It might seem counterintuitive, but leaving a dish in a marinade for too long can actually dry the meat out and make it kind of stringy. Some chefs will use fat or cream or even a blender to try and sort the consistency out, but this requires tech that some kitchens won’t have, or adding a fatty element to a healthy dish.
Luckily, there is a better option. Lemon Oil! It’s like Garlic Oil or Chilli Oil because it functions like an olive oil but with a bit more flavour, which combines two great elements for one easy solution. Add it to your pan when you start cooking, or include it in your marinate and get great-tasting meat without compromising on the texture. It can also be used to thicken up sauces and as a dressing for salads - or whatever you like! We’re always looking for innovative uses and we know that the kitchen is a place that people get really creative. But if you’re not feeling too inspired, a quick search through your favourite cookbooks and foodie blogs should give you plenty of ideas.
Lemon Oil is also quite concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. This means our product will last a long time, saving you trips to the shop and room in your cupboard. And after you’ve finished your meal? Lemon oil is quick and easy to clean up and you won’t be left with inconvenient, greasy dishes, or hours of scrubbing and frustration.
So why not try Lemon Oil today? We know it tastes great, it’s super versatile and it’s a good way to add a little pizzazz to your meals. We’ve got some great products that can help you have the best, tastiest kitchen around - great for meals with friends, intimate date nights or even just treating yourself.
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