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What The Heck Do I Do With This Lemon?

Welcome to our series, What The Heck Do I Do With This? We know that mystery Misfits Market boxes can be overwhelming, so we want to  help you put a single ingredient from your Misfits Market box to delicious use. Next up: the lemon!

If you’re not a big cocktail or lemonade drinker, a bounty of lemons can leave you feeling like a big sucker. Luckily, there are many brilliant recipes that allow you to use a lot of lemons at once—and a few that may use just half a lemon, but that sour juice adds so much flavor. Lemon can both enhance the flavor of savory and sweet dishes or be the main, tart event.

Read on to get inspired by one of our favorite 16 recipes and let us know in the comments how you incorporate lemons into your cooking!

Quick-Cooked Green Beans with Lemon

Thinly-sliced lemons add brightness to herbaceous green beans for an easy weeknight side dish you can enjoy in minutes.

No-Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes

Combine dates (which you can get in our Marketplace from Thursday through Saturday) with a few key ingredients, including lemons, for a no-bake donut-like treat.

Lemony Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallots

Lemon juice is a staple in many salad dressings and this one is no different. This tangy lemon dressing pairs deliciously with spicy arugula leaves and salty fried shallots.

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

If you have a lot of lemons and a lot of sugar you can make a super simple marmalade that you’ll want to spread on toast, muffins—everything!

Asparagus, Leek, and Lemon Risotto

Don’t fear the word risotto! It’s actually super easy to achieve with a slow cooker. Take it to the next level with fresh asparagus and lots of fragrant lemon.

Salmon with Leeks, Fennel, and Lemon

Licorice-like fennel and creamy baked salmon are taken to the next level with fresh lemon juice that brightens the entire dish. Even better? You can enjoy this dinner in less than 40 minutes.

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Meyer Lemon

Meyer lemons are innately sweeter than your average lemon, but we still think your Misfits Market lemons will be just as tasty in this savory pork dish.

Super Easy Lemon Bars

Two keywords: super easy! With just a few key ingredients and some time to spare, you too can have deliciously tart lemon bars to devour.

Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes

Top your individual cakes with a sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar and fresh berries for a light dessert that everyone will love.

Slow-Roasted Lemon Dill Chicken

We’re always looking for ways to take our basic chicken to the next level. Enter: a fragrant and tasty dinner in the form of slow-roasted chicken with fresh dill and lemon juice.

Honey Lemon Chicken Enchiladas

Sour lemon is offset with sweet honey and spicy enchilada sauce in this Mexican-inspired dinner.

Beet Panna Cotta and Meyer Lemon Mousse

Earthy beets tend to overpower any dish they’re added to due to their vibrant color and strong taste. However, there’s one flavor that can rival the beet and that’s—you guessed it!—the lemon. Because they’re secretly high in sugar, beets take on a sweet flavor in this Panna cotta cream that is then offset by a tangy lemon mousse.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is a classic lemon-centric dish for a reason! It’s an easy way to use a lot of lemon juice in a single sweet dessert.

Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata is a fancy way to say breaded chicken served with delicious lemon sauce. Top this deliciously salty dish with fresh herbs and lemon zest to feel exponentially fancier.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon juice helps to make an otherwise simple bread that much more special. Paired with sugary-sweet blueberries, you’ll be rewarded with a cake-like treat that’s bursting with flavor.

Preserved Lemons

Stuff salt and whole lemons in a jar and allow the salt and the lemon’s own juices to get to work. The process removes the bitterness from the peel, allowing you to eat or cook the entire lemon after a week or more—peel and all. You can use them later as garnish, in salads, or in homemade dressings for even more flavor.

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I just received notice of next week’s box. I have not received this week’s box. You sent notice box was shipped. FedEx tracker shows label created. I’m not sure if I should order for next week, since I haven’t received this week and cannot get info on shipping/delivery status.

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