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Boost Flavours with Citrus: A Zesty Trick for Your Dishes

When it comes to enhancing the flavours of your dishes, citrus fruits are your best friend. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice can make all the difference, adding brightness and depth to your meals. Here’s how to use citrus to elevate your cooking, especially during winter when your body craves more nutrients and vibrant flavours.

Tips for Using Citrus:

 

  • Finishing Touch: Just before serving, add a splash of lemon or lime juice to soups, stews, and sauces. This freshens up the flavours and balances the richness of the dish.
  • Marinades: Use citrus juice as a base for marinades. It not only tenderises meat and fish but also infuses them with a vibrant, tangy flavour. Combine citrus juice with olive oil, garlic, and herbs for a quick and effective marinade.
  • Salads: Brighten up your salads with a citrus vinaigrette. Mix lemon or lime juice with olive oil, a bit of honey, and a pinch of salt for a refreshing dressing.
  • Vegetables: Drizzle steamed or roasted vegetables with lemon juice to enhance their natural flavours. This works particularly well with green veggies like broccoli, asparagus, and kale.

Winter Benefits of Citrus:

 

  • Immune Boosting: Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C, which is essential for boosting your immune system, especially during the winter months when colds and flu are more prevalent.
  • Hydration: The high water content in citrus fruits helps keep you hydrated, which is important even in colder weather when you might not feel as thirsty.
  • Mood Enhancement: The bright, tangy flavours of citrus can help lift your mood and combat the winter blues.

Source Your Ingredients at Camberwell Fresh Food Market

For the freshest citrus fruits and other ingredients, visit Camberwell Fresh Food Market:

  • Citrus Fruits: Get your lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits from Camberwell Fruit and Veg.
  • Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs: Find high-quality olive oil and fresh herbs at Nick and Sue’s Gourmet Deli.

Shopping at Camberwell Fresh Food Market ensures you get the best quality ingredients while supporting local traders and the community. Next time you’re preparing a meal, visit us and discover the difference fresh, local produce makes.