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As it says, anything citrus
Sweet, savoury, alcoholic, it doesn't matter.
Put a bit of lime juice in a dish and it qualifies, or lemon zest. Make orange glaze or just a grapefruit for breakfast. Or marmelade on toast ;)
Lots of choices.
And hopefully some nice entries
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Yay… I love citrus dishes, and citrus in dishes. Many of my citrus-based “magic bullets” were spent in the past months challenges so I’ll need to think of something new. Thinking… now that’s really challenging!
 

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Buddha's hand?
No idea? Do you have a picture.
And for what it is worth: I declare jam season open!
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I found this one at the local grocery, going to check out the Asian markets tomorrow. This one's a little on the scruffy side. I think it's called Citron in French, that's what it's called in my Christine Ferber recipe book, which is in French, hence, Citron lol. She has a few jam/jelly recipes that use it as an accent to pears, apricots, etc.
It's all pith, but not bitter like oranges or lemons, so you can use the whole fruit. It's big, this one is 350 gms. No juice, just the pith. I guess that's how they make candied citron for fruit cake, but it has such a beautiful fragrance and orangey/lemony/citrussy flavour. Nothing like commercial candied citron
 

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It looks funny!
Never seen them before, so brownie points to you

Citron just means lemon ;)
I know! It looks ridiculous! I know about lemon=citron, but she specifically refers to it as Citron, separate from Lemon/citron. Confusing. We also saw it in the specialty confiserie shops in Nice. Ferber uses a few fruits in her confitures that I've rarely seen around here.
 

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The lemons
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I struggle with equal fineness as I apporach the end of the pile of zest. It gets harder to hold; my skills need more practice. I cut across into a fince mince, not pictured.

Melt a stick of butter. Brown to your desired level. Add GRATED garlic--I used a ginger grater. You want a paste that will disperse into the butter without any bits. This helps build the emulsification and oddly also prevents visible overcooking the garlic. I thought my pile of grated garlic looked small, so I minced up the garlic stubs left over from grating. Bit of a mistake that was.

Stirring gently all the while to develop the emulsion, add half the lemon zest, stir til aromatic, add lemon juice, maybe 3/4 of the juice so you can adjust the final acidity to taste along the way. Reduce a bit, add some cream and chicken base. The source recipe specifies Better than Bouillon, this is to save reduction time of using chicken stock but does explain you can use stock, you just have more reduction time. I'm not following the original recipe, which includes nuts and some other things. I'll link it at the end just for reference.


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My garlic bits have betrayed me as you can see. Season with salt and pepper with consideration for the flavors of what you'll use it on.--Also remember additional saltiness from the parmesan cheese on the pasta if you'll be using any.

The whole purpose of this meal is to make something my dad will eat and can eat by himself cleanly. This means it needs to be fork friendly, not too saucy and not exotic. I'm pushing the exotic envelope a bit. He rejected my yogurt muesli mix for breakfast. Oops. So an omelet it was. He's into an affable sort of dementia at this point and his physical skills and interests are diminished.

I brought the nonstick wok for ease of tossing the sauce and commercial ravioli together. I'm using two types, a round cheese and spinach and a square lobster ravioli. Of course one of the ravioli leaked giving me flecks of spinach. That's all right for home eating.

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I cut the asparagus prior to cooking for ease of fork eating for my dad. I cut the ravioli too on his plate.
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He ate all that I served him so I guess it was a success. I thought it quite good on the lobster ravioli especially.

 

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Nice dish @phatch , esp being cooked for your dad.
Good upgrade of store bought ravioli.
When I started reading I thought you were going to make pasta al limone ;)
 
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