Citrus: Recipes that Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet
Citrus is truly a global favorite.
Caribbean limes, Mediterranean lemons, and every form of citrus in between gets the credit it's due in Catherine Phipps' Citrus: Recipes that Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet.
After spending months focusing on citrus, she says, "Above all, I prize citrus for their usesfulness. They are simply the most helpful ingredients you can have in your kitchen. Putting aside their own complexity of flavours, they are completely transformative. They enhance savoury qualities of some ingredients and bring out the sweetness and flavours of others. ... Citric acid can stop ingredients from turning black and brown. They are preservative and have setting qualities. They can "cook" and tenderize fish and meat. They even help milk become buttermilk, cheese, and yogurt. They are also very good for you: not only are they packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, citrus fruits are credited with helping with everything from hypertention to depression. They are simply miraculous."
Enjoy these three recipes for fried citrus slices, sea bass in a citrus sauce, and a blood orange tarte Tartin that could just be your new go-to dessert.