Lemon juice is the superhero of the kitchen. It fail-proofs your recipes and makes them memorable in just a few steps.
Try one of the 7 quick fixes we selected to help you win any culinary challenge.
1. Perfectly whip egg whites
The secret to perfectly whip egg whites? Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and keep whipping. Your egg whites will look like a mountain of packed snow!
2. Enhance the colour of veggies
Looking to preserve your boiled veggies bright red colour? Just add a splash of lemon juice to the cooking water to make beets and cabbage maintain their vivid colour.
3. D.I.Y. sour cream
Here’s an easy substitute for sour cream (also known as crème fraîche): combine unsweetened heavy cream (100 ml) with plain yogurt (100 gr), 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
4. Super creamy scaloppine
For ultra-creamy scaloppine, add 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to your cooking liquid. The sauce will be so creamy and delicious you’ll need bread to wipe it off your plate!
5. Onion? No more tears!
From now on, you won’t shed a tear cutting onions! Just wipe lemon juice over the cutting board before you start chopping. It will also keep the onion smell from soaking into the cutting board. Give it a try and see for yourself!
6. Make an ultra-white glaze
Make an ultra-white glaze to enhance and decorate your sweet treats by combining 150 g confectioner’s sugar with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice in a pan, and stirring it over low heat till the sugar melts. The glaze will be smooth and thick.
7. Tasty salad dressing
Are you bored with the usual salad? How about a quick, light dressing? Mix together 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, thyme, ginger, and poppy seeds. It’s so tasty!