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In today's Bite: Winter citrus is sent to save us

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Yuzu. Photo / Bite magazine
Yuzu. Photo / Bite magazine

I wish Shelley had asked Peter her yuzu question a couple of weeks ago because I was also excited to see yuzu at my local Farro Fresh, snapping up a bag instantly and then not quite getting around to using them. I love the idea of freezing the rind and making yuzu sugar and salt, which can be used as and when you need it. It has such a unique flavour and I always order anything "yuzu" in restaurants.

Lemon and fennel chicken meatballs, stuffed butternut and salmon carpaccio. Photo / Bite magazine
Lemon and fennel chicken meatballs, stuffed butternut and salmon carpaccio. Photo / Bite magazine

Preserved lemons are something I make every year and now is the time to do it with meyer lemons shining brightly at the back of the garden. They are destined for Kathy Paterson's lemon and fennel chicken meatballs, and oven-baked stuffed butternut this week.

A salmon carpaccio will make a fresh start to Saturday night's dinner party. But first I'm off to buy some New Zealand navel oranges, which our produce report is saying are now in stores, and I will continue to eat them every day until the season ends. They are the best. Juicy and sweet with just the right amount of tart. They will be going in the pot for this orange and ginger chicken too.

Orange and ginger chicken. Photo / Bite magazine
Orange and ginger chicken. Photo / Bite magazine

From the wellbeing team:

Mikki Williden: Eating for brain health

Louise Thompson: Taking the scenic route

- bite.co.nz

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