By Marie Asselin • Catherine Cote, Photographer
Simply Citrus is a sunny, beautifully photographed book that contains 60 recipes that make clever use of fresh citrus fruits, including lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, pomelos, kumquats, and citrus products such as yuzu juice, orange blossom water, and preserved lemons in a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, desserts, and drinks. Chapters are organized by fruit, which means it’s easy to find a delicious recipe to use the citrus fruits you have on hand.
Jalapeño Crab Cakes with Corn Salsa, Broiled Fish Tacos with Avocado-Grapefruit Salsa, Orange and Ginger Pork Sliders with Slaw; Coconut Lemon Bars; Orange, Date, and Walnut Cake with Orange Butterscotch Sauce; Grapefruit and Pomegranate Pavlova; and Maple Paloma Cocktail are just a few of the delightful dishes included in this zesty cookbook.
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