Winter Citrus Recipes

by Shawnda on January 11, 2012

in Recipe Collections

Winter Citrus Recipes

It’s here! Winter citrus season!

Our dwarf citrus trees in the backyard are dotted with dozens of key limes and a handful of pink and Meyer lemons. Our grapefruit tree is still a little young but the Rio Grande valley picks up the slack when it comes to our sizable demand. They churn out wonderful, softball-sized Texas Rio Star grapefruits at only ~.20/lb. It’s totally worth waiting a couple of years for better production from our tree.

I’ve pulled together a collection of recipes where the citrus can really shine. And for the next 2 1/2 months, we’ll be whipping up lots more :)

Winter Citrus Recipes


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab January 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Those recipes all look fantastic! I love citrus, especially in the winter when it feels like the snow will never melt, it’s nice to eat something that tastes like springtime!


2 Katie @ Epicurean Mom January 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Great lineup Shawnda! I adore lemon! And I agree with Leeanne, orange bbq sauce sounds totally amazing!


3 KCatGU January 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I may have with no reservations hugged my favorite citrus vendor at the farmer’s market last Saturday. Here is Phoenix we are flush with it. Yuummm, I got 2 types of oranges and of course some pink grapefruits. Thanks for fueling me with more ideas.


4 Ann P. January 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I love citrus! They’re winter fruits, but they give so much foreshadowing to spring and summer :) All these recipes look fantastic! what a great compilation, it’s like a treasure trove!


5 Katrina January 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Awesome round up! Can’t wait to try some of these!


6 Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I feel a bit silly because I thought citrus season started in December. Whoops!

I’m really jealous of your citrus trees. I recently spent days looking at fruit trees online although I live in Germany. It was totally pointless but fun. :)

All of those recipes look good but I really like the idea of the garlic citrus chicken.


7 Alice January 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

We have several citrus trees and so I look forward to trying out these yummy recipes!


8 Jackie @ Domestic Fits January 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’m a total sucker for citrus. My poor little lemon tree pushes out about 2 lemons a year :( Not such a green thumb! Gonna have to try one of those pasta recipes!


9 Joanne January 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I’ve been in SUCH a citrus mood lately and have been craving meyer lemons non-stop! Need to go get some inspiration from these!


10 Bridget January 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

I saw Texas grapefruits at the store last week and picked up a couple! And then made too many grapefruit margaritas with them and regretted it the next morning. I blame you.


11 Ryan January 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Just made the Meyer lemon curd!! :)


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