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Posted February 20th 2007, 10:39am
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!

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Posted February 20th 2007, 10:43am
Chilled limoncello makes an excellent, and classic, digestivo. It doesn't need ice and I generally associate the lemon flavor with warmer months.

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Posted February 20th 2007, 10:45am
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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Posted February 20th 2007, 11:48am
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.
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Posted February 20th 2007, 12:00pm
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?
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Posted February 22nd 2007, 9:16pm
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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Posted February 23rd 2007, 1:35am
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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Posted March 6th 2007, 12:02pm
Check out this recipe for Chicken baked in limoncello.

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

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Posted March 7th 2007, 3:53pm
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.

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Posted May 6th 2007, 11:27am
Danny De Vito really enjoys limoncello

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



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