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    Post #1 - February 20th, 2007, 11:39 am
    Post #1 - February 20th, 2007, 11:39 am Post #1 - February 20th, 2007, 11:39 am
    Hi all!

    I was recently given a bottle of Limoncello di Capri. I've heard about this lemon liqueur before but I've never had it. So, can I just drink straight or on the rocks? Or is it a better "mixer" and can I cook with it? Thanks!

    m~
    "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
  • Post #2 - February 20th, 2007, 11:43 am
    Post #2 - February 20th, 2007, 11:43 am Post #2 - February 20th, 2007, 11:43 am
    Chilled limoncello makes an excellent, and classic, digestivo. It doesn't need ice and I generally associate the lemon flavor with warmer months.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #3 - February 20th, 2007, 11:45 am
    Post #3 - February 20th, 2007, 11:45 am Post #3 - February 20th, 2007, 11:45 am
    I bought a bottle of Lemoncello and found it just fine with a little ice on a warm summer day (you probably don't want to drink it with dinner, but probably before). Of course, you can cook with it, too.
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  • Post #4 - February 20th, 2007, 12:48 pm
    Post #4 - February 20th, 2007, 12:48 pm Post #4 - February 20th, 2007, 12:48 pm
    We keep it in the feezer and serve it after dinner in tiny glasses. (vodka shooter glasses work well) Very refreshing any time of year.
  • Post #5 - February 20th, 2007, 1:00 pm
    Post #5 - February 20th, 2007, 1:00 pm Post #5 - February 20th, 2007, 1:00 pm
    Chilled limoncello sounds good. Are the any recipes or links to recipes that use limoncello? What are some of the dishes that I can use limoncello in besides the more obvious dessert course?
    "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
  • Post #6 - February 22nd, 2007, 10:16 pm
    Post #6 - February 22nd, 2007, 10:16 pm Post #6 - February 22nd, 2007, 10:16 pm
    marias23 wrote:Are the any recipes or links to recipes that use limoncello? What are some of the dishes that I can use limoncello in besides the more obvious dessert course?


    The NYTimes published a recipe from Babbo a few months back - a vinaigrette they use to dress grilled octopus, fish. I think it would also be tasty with earthy vegetables like artichokes, beets or salsify. Here's an adaptation:

    Limoncello Vinaigrette
    1/4 cup limoncello
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
    1/4 teaspoon ground red-pepper flakes
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt to taste

    Whisk together all ingredients except oil. Whisk in the oil a little bit at a time, and season to taste with salt.

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  • Post #7 - February 23rd, 2007, 2:35 am
    Post #7 - February 23rd, 2007, 2:35 am Post #7 - February 23rd, 2007, 2:35 am
    I'll be trying that dressing soon! I like my limoncello over ice with tonic water and a slice of lime. I've also bruised a mint leaf and added that, sometimes it's good -other times, not so much so buyer beware.
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  • Post #8 - March 6th, 2007, 1:02 pm
    Post #8 - March 6th, 2007, 1:02 pm Post #8 - March 6th, 2007, 1:02 pm
    Check out this recipe for Chicken baked in limoncello.

    Looks like a tasty simple recipe that I'm likely to try very soon.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 4:53 pm
    Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 4:53 pm Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 4:53 pm
    I saw this rendition of a lemon curd on Emeril and tried it last summer. An excellent, post bbq summer dessert though I have to say that tempering the egg yolks was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be. The berries soaked in limoncello was a very nice touch, and I opted out of the crem fraiche topping as I didn't think the dish needed it - the lemon curd is quite smooth as is. The recipe is available on foodnetwork.com.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes ... src=search
  • Post #10 - May 6th, 2007, 12:27 pm
    Post #10 - May 6th, 2007, 12:27 pm Post #10 - May 6th, 2007, 12:27 pm
    Danny De Vito really enjoys limoncello

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wakJ8oggM



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