Citrus fruits are an easy, flavorful add to many recipes


Citrus fruits add flavor, vitamin C to all kinds of recipes.

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Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 06:37 PM.

Citrus fruits — lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, kiwi, grapefruit and other fruits — offer many health benefits. Vitamin C is a key component of these fruits and helps to keep one healthy from colds and other ailments. The fruits are easy to eat and drink and are easy to prepare in recipes from pasta and rice, to breads, muffins, cookies, cakes, jams, salads, scampi, brined or even frozen lemons. Here are just a few recipes that you might enjoy.

For a mess-free quick fish dish, arrange lemon slices in an 8 x 8 inch baking pan; add ½ cup water. Top with four 6-ounce skinless fillets like salmon or tilapia, cod, or haddock. Cover and microwave on High for 7-8 minutes or until just opaque in the center. Top fish with a pat of butter and some capers, if desired, or a chopped up mango.


Pasta with Lemon and Basil

Serves 4. More lemon may be added If a stronger flavor is desired.

10    ounces dried bow ties pasta or farfalle, or any other desired pasta

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