Meyer Lemon & Herb Marinade


INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Sunkist® Meyer lemon juice  Zest from Sunkist Meyer lemon 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or rosemary 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes METHOD: In a small bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients. Once ready to prepare your choice of meat/fish/poultry,…

Rustic Citrus Marmalade


INGREDIENTS 15 pint size canning jars 6 pounds mixed citrus – mandarins, blood oranges, Meyer lemons, and grapefruit. Use at least 3 varieties making sure one is a tart citrus variety. 4 1/2 pounds sugar 3/4 cup Cognac METHOD: Cut the ends of each fruit and quarter the fruit leaving the core intact, and not touching the cuts. Remove…

Preserved Lemons


INGREDIENTS 2½ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 18 lemons) 16 juiced lemon halves (from 8 lemons) 1¼ cups kosher salt A few pinches of saffron Fennel seeds (optional) Whole black peppercorns Dried bay leaves METHOD: 1. Set the 16 juiced lemon halves on a cutting board and pack each one with salt. (You’ll have…

Brandied Cherries


INGREDIENTS 1 pound cherries, pitted (preferably fresh, but high-quality jarred and drained stem-on and pitted cherries work too) 1½ cups brandy 1 cup water ¾ cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 long strips fresh orange peel 1 cinnamon stick METHOD: 1. Place the pitted cherries in a sterilized pint-sized jar. 2….

Apple Butter


INGREDIENTS 15 cardamom pods, cracked open 5 whole cloves 2 cups pomegranate juice 2 cups light brown sugar Two 6-inch pieces of lemongrass, smashed with the side of a knife 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 pounds tart apples (10 to 12 apples), peeled, cored and cut into large chunks METHOD: 1. Place the cardamom and…

Apricot-Cardamom Preserves


INGREDIENTS 3 pounds (14 medium) apricots—peeled, pitted and roughly chopped 3 cups sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds 1-inch ginger knob, peeled and diced Equipment: Candy thermometer 2 sterilized pint jars with lids and rims METHOD: 1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well to thoroughly coat…