Grilled Lemon

Grilled lemon is lemon cooked by direct application of dry heat by a process of cooking called grilling. Grilling this citrus fruit results in  its juice attaining a tangy and slightly sweet taste which makes it perfect to be used in sauces, dressings, and glazes. Grilled lemons pair very well with grilled meat. The lemons are caramelized when grilled, resulting in the addition of some sweetness to natural tart flavor of lemons. The flavor of the dish, sauce, or dressing, for which it is used, is augmented by the usage of grilled lemons.


Raw lemon’s acidity plays a great role in balancing the salty and sweet flavors of the dish with which it is consumed, hence helping to provide a unique taste to the dish. However, the lemon juice can be too strong at times; hence it is suggested to use lemons in grilled form.  Grilling the lemons prior to consuming its juice would help in mellowing out the acidic intensity of the fruit, while preserving its flavor.  


How to Grill Lemons?

Lemons can be grilled either on an outdoor grill or a grill pan. Olive oil and lemons are the two basic ingredients required for grilling lemons. The ends of whole lemons are trimmed off so as to allow the lemons to sit securely. The lemons are then cut in halves (not lengthwise) and the seeds are removed with the help of a knife. Olive oil is brushed on the lemons’ exposed surface and the lemons are then grilled on moderate heat for a few minutes until the flesh turns golden brown. The lemons are placed cut side down on the grill and turned over after a minute or two and grilled again for another couple of minutes. The lemons can also be grilled after seasoning them with pepper and salt, along with brushing them with olive oil.


Uses of Grilled Lemons

A couple of uses of grilled lemon have been discussed hereunder:


  • The lemon juice obtained from grilled lemons can be used as one of the ingredients for salad dressing, sauce, vinaigrette, or glazes.


  • Grilled lemons are popularly served along with grilled salmon, grilled shrimp, grilled lamb, grilled chicken, and other types of grilled meat. Grilled lemons are served as garnish for grilled meat or grilled seafood for squeezing over.


Nutrition and Health Facts

Grilled lemon is enriched with the goodness of lemon, which is the smallest citric fruit popular all over the world. The fruit is quite healthy and provides very less calories, with 100 g of lemon providing only 29 calories.  The fruit does not contain any fat or cholesterol, but is a good source of dietary fiber.  Further, the citric fruit is rich in several essential minerals and vitamins like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins B complex and C. The nutrients present in lemons help in protecting an individual from several health related risks like obesity, heart diseases, arthritis, and cancer.



Grilled Lemon Blogs

How To Cook Lemon On A Gas Grill

How To Cook Lemon On A Gas Grill On : 10-Nov-2011 By : priyam

The idea of grilling lemon on a gas grill might not have occurred to many. However, it is one of the best ways to sober down the highly acidic flavor of the fruit. They are easy to grill on the gas since they can be accommodated on the grill alongside any...

Top 10 Grilling Ideas For Labor Day Party – Grilling Is Not Grueling

Top 10 Grilling Ideas For Labor Day Party – Grilling Is Not Grueling On : 04-Sep-2010 By : culinary_explorer

Come September, and the first Monday of the month and you have  Labor Day celebrations  anointing the special day with a holiday treat and probably a  special barbeque. You are all set for the Labor day party but are falling short of ideas for your...

Best 10 Grilled Chicken Recipes

Best 10 Grilled Chicken Recipes On : 27-Jun-2012 By : califire

Chicken on the grill sounds perfect for a hot day. The meat cooks quickly and grilling brings out the best flavor in the meat. It is also less greasy which makes it a healthy alternative to other chicken dishes.Marinating the chicken with sauces, spices and...

How Do I Grill Salmon Steaks

How Do I Grill Salmon Steaks On : 10-Jul-2010 By : romika

My grilled salmon steaks are super famous amongst my friend circle and everyone keeps asking me about the secret. So, I am going to reveal the secret of how do I grill salmon steaks. This is the easiest way of making grilled salmon steaks. You just have...

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