Coupling favorites in the world of citrus, the Meyer lemon and the Clementine. For a smoother Citric Experience.
By Alisha Randell
Clementines and Meyer lemons., both being less acidic than more traditional varieties of both oranges as well as lemons, gives us an ultra-smooth juice, with just enough tang to maintain a refreshing burst.
Clementines are a variety of mandarin oranges and are typically seedless. They have a deep vibrant orange outer peel and typically boast a similar deep color in the fleshy area. They have a wonderful balance between tart and sweet.
As for our Meyer lemons, they are said to be a cross between the mandarin orange and the traditional lemon. They have a rounded body typically, and a thin smooth outer peel. Many times they have a deeper yellow than the traditional lemon. And like our clementines, are less acidic than their counter parts, lending them to be far sweeter than the traditional lemon.
For some the high acidic content of citrus can be a problem, primarily with stomach upset, or more specifically heartburn. These lower acidic citrus combined with the stomach soothing properties of ginger, may just give you the answer to those acidic woes.
- 1½ (0.68 kg) pounds clementines
- 12 ounces (336 gr) Meyer lemons, about 4
- 2-3 ounces (56-84 gr) fresh ginger
- Agave to taste, optional
- Start by cutting your citrus in half.
- Juice the citrus first, then add ginger pieces cut in half, leaving outer skin on.
- You can start with a smaller amount then taste adding more until desired flavor is achieved.
Alisha Randell is a former Executive Chef turned Private Chef and Culinary Instructor. She is the Co-Creator/Author of The Ardent Epicure blog “An Ode to the Pleasures of Food”. Growing up with a dad as a culinary guide, whom was as well an executive chef, food and seeing food as an art form has been a lifelong passion and exploration.