Lemons are always an afterthought—a little zest on top of a salad, a squeeze of juice over a piece of fish or a twist added to a cocktail. We always serve lemon with fish, but it’s also a perfect companion to lamb and veal, and pairs well with ingredients like feta, pine nuts and rosemary. In our guide to lemons, we make this famously sour citrus fruit the star of every recipe: flavorful branzino stuffed with lemons, tangy vinaigrette and refreshing granita are some of our favorite ways to use fresh lemons. And don’t forget about lemonade-inspired cocktails!

Citrus-Cured Trout with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Lime Wood’s proximity to Hampshire Chalk Streams means trout is a regular feature on the menu at HH & Co., one of the hotel’s restaurants. The trout is smoked or seared, as it is here, and drizzled with a bright, lemony vinaigrette.  Slideshow: More Fast Fish Recipes
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Lemon Curd Recipes

For sweet and tart lemon desserts, lemon curd recipes are a necessity. Use this creamy lemon filling for dessert ideas including parfaits, cakes, sandwich cookies and more.
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Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemony vinaigrette from chef Paul Kahan is fragrant with thyme. Slideshow: More Condiment Recipes
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25 Sweet and Savory Lemon Recipes

From Meyer lemon marmalade to herb-and-lemon poached baby artichokes, here are some fantastic recipes with lemon.
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Roasted Lemon and Bay Leaf Hard Lemonade

Roasting citrus makes it more intense and fragrant. Justin Chapple adds bay leaves and lemons to his roasting pan to make this incredible cocktail. Slideshow: Fall Cocktails
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5 Lemon Cocktails to Make When Life Takes Your Limes

Due to the ongoing lime shortage, several airlines are no longer offering fresh limes with in-flight drinks. Instead of paying an exorbitant amount for limes, here are 5 great cocktails to make with lemons.
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