Lemon Myrtle is a versatile and very fragrant citrusy native Australian herb that can be used in many ways. Here are some ideas:
Lemon Myrtle Chicken: Marinate chicken breasts or thighs with a mixture of lemon myrtle, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Grill or bake until cooked through.
Lemon Myrtle Seasoned Vegetables: Toss your favourite vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, and broccoli) with olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried lemon myrtle. Roast them in the oven until tender and slightly crispy.
Lemon Myrtle Rice: Add a pinch of lemon myrtle to your rice while cooking for a subtle citrusy flavor. It pairs well with seafood or grilled meats.
Lemon Myrtle Infused Olive Oil: Combine dried lemon myrtle with extra virgin olive oil in a glass jar. Let it infuse for a week or more. Drizzle this flavorful oil over salads or grilled bread.
Lemon Myrtle Salad Dressing: Create a zesty salad dressing by combining lemon myrtle, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, and a touch of vinegar. Shake well and drizzle over your favorite greens.
Lemon Myrtle Marinade: Make a simple marinade by mixing dried lemon myrtle with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Marinate chicken, fish, or tofu before grilling or baking.
Lemon Myrtle Baked Goods: Incorporate lemon myrtle into baked goods like muffins, scones, pies, tarts or shortbread cookies for a unique twist on traditional recipes.
Lemon Myrtle Tea: Infuse hot water with lemon myrtle leaves for a refreshing herbal tea. Add honey for sweetness if desired.
Lemon Myrtle Iced Tea: Brew a strong batch of black or green tea, add a pinch of dried lemon myrtle. Sweeten with honey or sugar, let it cool, strain, and serve over ice for a refreshing drink.
Enjoy experimenting with this unique native herb! Remember, lemon myrtle is potent, so start with a small amount and adjust to taste. Get your Lemon Myrtle here.