Food awakens with lemon juice
(NC) - A splash of lemon juice is guaranteed to wake up your everyday beverages, salad dressings and vegetables - and when it is added to poultry, fish, and meat dishes, lemon juice never fails to give our favorite foods a delicious citrus zing. To demonstrate its versatility, here are some useful tips from ReaLemon lemon juice, the convenient alternative to those of us who are tired of washing, cutting and squeezing lemons to get enough juice.
Brush ReaLemon lemon juice on peeled fruit to prevent browning. (Perfect when you are packing kids' lunches).
Use it in salads for a no-fat, no-sodium dressing.
Add lemon juice to beverages such as water, soft drinks and tea for a delicious zingy taste.
Use it when grilling to keep food moist.
Substitute lemon juice for small amounts of vinegar and wine in recipes.
Use it in marinades to tenderize poultry and meat.
Make an inexpensive buttermilk substitute: For each cup needed place 1 tablespoon of ReaLemon lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough whole milk to make 1 cup total liquid. Let stand for five minutes before using.
1/4-cup ReaLemon lemon juice = 1/4-cup fresh squeezed lemon juice.
3 tablespoons ReaLemon lemon juice = the juice of 1 medium lemon.