This paste, crafted using time-honored preservation methods, captures the essence of the Primofiore lemon, native to Murcia, Spain. Renowned for its plump, juicy, and mildly acidic core, the Primofiore lemon is transformed into a creamy, curd-like paste. The result is a richly textured lemon paste, offering bold and bright citrus flavors yet with a subdued acidity compared to fresh lemon. The paste also features a unique salty finish, enhancing its zesty character.
Ideas for use:
Marinade for Poultry or Fish: Blend the cured lemon paste with olive oil, garlic, and herbs to create a flavorful marinade. This would work exceptionally well for chicken, turkey, or fish, imparting a bright, citrusy flavor to the meat.
Enhanced Salad Dressings: Stir a spoonful of the lemon paste into your vinaigrettes or creamy salad dressings. This adds a unique, zesty twist to your salads, elevating simple greens with a burst of lemony flavor.
Flavor Booster for Pasta and Risotto: Mix the lemon paste into pasta sauces, such as Alfredo or a simple olive oil dressing, or stir into a creamy risotto. The lemon paste will add a subtle, tangy depth to these dishes, complementing both the creamy and the savory elements.
Spread for Breads and Sandwiches: Use the lemon paste as a spread on toast, bagels, or sandwiches. It pairs well with cream cheese for a bagel topping or can add an interesting flavor profile to a vegetable or cold cut sandwich.
Dip or Topping for Appetizers: Combine the lemon paste with yogurt or cream cheese to make a zesty dip for vegetables, chips, or crackers. Alternatively, use it as a topping for bruschetta, blending with tomatoes and basil for a Mediterranean-inspired appetizer.