Simply Citrus - Marie Asselin

Simply Citrus by Marie Asselin delivers a beautifully photographed book with 60 vibrant recipes using a variety of fresh citrus fruits, including lemons, pomelos, oranges, limes, mandarins, kumquats, grapefruit, and citrus products such as yuzu juice, orange blossom honey, and preserved lemons.

Marie's blog, Food Nouveau, won the 2017 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award for best recipe-based blog. She describes herself as a cook that "mostly bakes" and the baked goods shared on her blog and in this book are stunning (as are her savoury options).

Living in Canada, where the winters are cold and snowy and "very long", she often relies on the arrival of seasonal citrus fruits to brighten her days and her meals. This reliance has resulted in her prolific ability to create citrus-centric recipes that are fresh and vibrant for any season.

Savory lemon and olive oil cakes, Sticky ginger and mandarin pork loin with herb noodle salad, and a gorgeous Grapefruit and pomegranate pavlova are just a few of the delightful dishes included in this cookbook that utilizes citrus in appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, desserts, and drinks. The book also offers Marie's tips throughout such as explaining the differences in fruit varities as well as how they are best used. 

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102 Comments

  • Kristjudy  on  3/31/2018 at 6:18 PM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • laureljean  on  3/31/2018 at 6:32 PM

    Chicken and toasted coconut green curry

  • lauriesk  on  3/31/2018 at 6:34 PM

    I would try the Curried chicken and feta skewers with mint cucumber salad.

  • ravensfan  on  3/31/2018 at 6:41 PM

    Savory lemon and olive oil cakes

  • Leebot  on  3/31/2018 at 7:42 PM

    Meyer lemon mousse with honey-basil berries

  • davisesq212  on  3/31/2018 at 8:39 PM

    The recipe for Orange-sesame falafel with spicy tahini sauce sounds quite interesting and I would try that one first!

  • HelenB  on  3/31/2018 at 9:40 PM

    Greek lemon and egg soup

  • lgroom  on  3/31/2018 at 9:46 PM

    Oh, it would have to be those hazelnut shortbread lime coconut cookies. Slobber, drool.

  • GillB  on  3/31/2018 at 10:20 PM

    Coconut and lemon bars

  • Scotsman61  on  3/31/2018 at 10:30 PM

    Hazelnut shortbread cookies with lime cream cheese frosting

  • vickster  on  4/1/2018 at 8:12 AM

    Roasted sweet potato, lentil and orange salad

  • Crystalbella77  on  4/1/2018 at 8:17 AM

    I am super in love with lemon everything and the coconut lemon bars look super delish!

  • mpdeb98  on  4/1/2018 at 8:35 AM

    Caramelized lemon and fennel risotto

  • Puguppy  on  4/1/2018 at 9:31 AM

    Greek lemon and egg soup

  • JRumi  on  4/1/2018 at 10:02 AM

    Mandarin orange and turmeric pilaf

  • LaurenE  on  4/1/2018 at 1:58 PM

    Meyer lemon mousse with honey-basil berries

  • amyjay  on  4/1/2018 at 2:15 PM

    Mandarin orange and turmeric pilaf

  • nadiam1000  on  4/1/2018 at 2:35 PM

    Sesame kumquat financiers

  • iza27  on  4/1/2018 at 3:10 PM

    Blood orange frangipane tart.

  • Shelley.b  on  4/1/2018 at 3:36 PM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • matag  on  4/1/2018 at 5:16 PM

    Mile-high lemon and mascarpone crêpe cake

  • janv  on  4/1/2018 at 5:40 PM

    Broiled fish tacos with avocado-grapefruit salsa

  • Laura1  on  4/1/2018 at 6:58 PM

    coconut lemon bars

  • Jenamarie  on  4/2/2018 at 9:17 AM

    They all sound amazing.. as I love citrus. But the Savory lemon and olive oil cakes would be awesome to try making!

  • sarahawker  on  4/2/2018 at 10:22 AM

    Dark chocolate and mandarin pots de crème

  • kmn4  on  4/2/2018 at 11:27 AM

    Sticky ginger and mandarin pork loin with herb noodle salad

  • Steben  on  4/2/2018 at 3:15 PM

    Orange and ginger pork sliders with peanut slaw

  • ennsee  on  4/2/2018 at 4:04 PM

    I would try to make the Citrus curd from the index first.

  • smartie101  on  4/2/2018 at 5:40 PM

    coconut lemon bars

  • sgump  on  4/2/2018 at 5:44 PM

    Curried coconut, lentil, and shrimp soup sounds delicious!

  • itadakimasu  on  4/2/2018 at 6:40 PM

    Greek Lemon and Egg soup

  • AnnieSuzie  on  4/2/2018 at 6:45 PM

    Citrus Curd! My mum used to make lemon curd and I just can't get it right :)

  • Karen.2018  on  4/2/2018 at 8:40 PM

    These! Coconut lemon bars

  • jmay42066  on  4/2/2018 at 9:00 PM

    Coconut and lemon bars

  • Joyceeong  on  4/2/2018 at 11:29 PM

    Sesame kumquat financiers

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/3/2018 at 4:32 AM

    Grilled shrimp, chorizo, and orange tapa

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  4/3/2018 at 7:03 AM

    I would like to make the Sesame thumbprint cookies with yuzu curd.

  • lgroom  on  4/3/2018 at 12:52 PM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • ktwalla  on  4/3/2018 at 2:43 PM

    Orange and Ginger Pork Sliders with Peanut Slaw

  • amferrer  on  4/3/2018 at 2:46 PM

    Coconut lemon bars!

  • Karla123  on  4/3/2018 at 7:33 PM

    Coconut quinoa, crispy tofu, and sweet mandarin Buddha bowls...a healthful, flavorful creation I'm sure to love.

  • cake17uk  on  4/4/2018 at 12:30 AM

    I'd try Roasted sweet potato, lentil, and orange salad first

  • kitchenfrolic  on  4/4/2018 at 1:18 AM

    Definitely Coconut Lemon Bars! I absolutely adore lemon bars!

  • Lmocooks  on  4/4/2018 at 3:17 PM

    Roasted mandarin, carrot, and bell pepper gazpacho

  • v.t  on  4/4/2018 at 4:52 PM

    I'd love to try the small-batch marmalade, but the Greek lemon and egg soup looks interesting and achievable too!!

  • lpatterson412  on  4/4/2018 at 10:56 PM

    squash and clementine mini cupcakes with maple buttercream!!!!

  • wester  on  4/5/2018 at 1:31 AM

    So many recipes that I want to try here! I actually had a lentil and orange salad for lunch two days ago and that worked very well, so I would probably make Roasted sweet potato, lentil, and orange salad first. But then, the Spicy roasted lemon, cauliflower, and chickpea bites sounds so lovely too, I really want to make that as well.

  • EmilyR  on  4/5/2018 at 2:38 AM

    Love all things lemon and citrus, so this will get added to my collection. Meyer lemon mousse with honey-basil berries...

  • antpantsii  on  4/5/2018 at 11:33 AM

    preserved lemons! but so many to try.

  • Siegal  on  4/5/2018 at 12:06 PM

    I would love to make the greeknlemon and egg soup

  • jd5761  on  4/5/2018 at 4:23 PM

    coconut lemon bars for me

  • lapsapchung  on  4/6/2018 at 9:40 AM

    Roasted beet, kumquat, and fresh mozzarella salad

  • maisietoo  on  4/6/2018 at 3:37 PM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • infotrop  on  4/7/2018 at 4:29 PM

    Blood orange frangipane tart ...what a gorgeous looking tart!

  • Werepanda  on  4/8/2018 at 2:47 AM

    Key lime, passion fruit, and raspberry trifle because it sounds divine.

  • clairew137  on  4/8/2018 at 10:15 AM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • GregH  on  4/10/2018 at 6:15 PM

    Grilled shrimp, chorizo, and orange tapa

  • sugo  on  4/12/2018 at 7:20 PM

    Curried coconut, lentil, and shrimp soup

  • Teruska  on  4/13/2018 at 6:19 AM

    Roasted beet, kumquat, and fresh mozzarella salad ~ We love beets and fresh mozzarella.

  • AnnaZed  on  4/14/2018 at 1:40 AM

    Preserved lemons (page 15)

  • Dutchmary  on  4/15/2018 at 8:38 AM

    Savorylemon and olive ook cakes

  • shellee  on  4/15/2018 at 8:54 AM

    Small-batch citrus marmalade

  • stitchan  on  4/18/2018 at 9:25 AM

    Grapefruit cupcakes with toasted meringue frosting

  • robynsanyal  on  4/18/2018 at 1:31 PM

    Coconut lemon bars yum!

  • Maaseelulu  on  4/20/2018 at 7:02 PM

    Curried chicken and feta skewers with mint cucumber salad.

  • Coffeebean  on  4/20/2018 at 7:15 PM

    Coconut lemon bars

  • t.t  on  4/20/2018 at 9:03 PM

    Savory lemon and olive oil cakes

  • Julia  on  4/21/2018 at 12:18 AM

    Carmelized lemon and fennel risotto

  • sequoia55  on  4/21/2018 at 1:25 AM

    Mandarin orange and turmeric pilaf

  • CheekySpouse  on  4/21/2018 at 2:17 AM

    Blood orange frangipane tart 🍊

  • PeavineBlues  on  4/21/2018 at 8:16 AM

    Citrus risotto

  • finnsmom64  on  4/21/2018 at 9:11 AM

    mandarin and raspberry ricotta tart

  • rstuart  on  4/21/2018 at 12:59 PM

    coconut lemon bars...

  • chasteph  on  4/21/2018 at 1:14 PM

    Broiled fish tacos

  • TanyaD  on  4/21/2018 at 4:26 PM

    Candied citrus peel

  • RSW  on  4/21/2018 at 5:41 PM

    Spicy roasted lemon, cauliflower, and chickpea bites

  • lriddington  on  4/22/2018 at 4:54 AM

    Lime, ginger and coconut ceviche. Sounds amazing!

  • ralucamelania  on  4/22/2018 at 11:38 AM

    Blood orange frangipane tart

  • ktpotat  on  4/22/2018 at 6:17 PM

    Jalapeno crab cakes with corn salsa

  • creeker  on  4/22/2018 at 11:52 PM

    cayenne limeade

  • shaunterria  on  4/23/2018 at 10:14 AM

    Broiled fish tacos with avocado-grapefruit salsa

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  4/25/2018 at 6:43 PM

    love curry so would start with the chicken and toasted coconut green curry found on page 50

  • Sfgordon  on  4/25/2018 at 7:09 PM

    I'd like to try Lime, ginger, and coconut ceviche

  • Radley  on  4/26/2018 at 7:57 AM

    Grapefruit upside-down cake

  • VeryVigario  on  4/26/2018 at 8:51 PM

    Key lime, passion fruit, and raspberry trifle

  • trudys_person  on  4/27/2018 at 7:51 PM

    Preserved lemon crème brûlée - two of my favourite things: lemons and crème brûlée!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  4/27/2018 at 10:26 PM

    Blood orange frangipane tart

  • Dannausc  on  4/28/2018 at 6:11 AM

    Citrus curd

  • hibeez  on  4/28/2018 at 8:18 AM

    Caramelized lemon and fennel risotto

  • MiMi60  on  4/28/2018 at 9:35 PM

    Recipe Online Key lime, passion fruit, and raspberry trifle

  • Lizzbethh  on  4/29/2018 at 1:45 AM

    Orange-sesame falafel with spicy tahini sauce!

  • motherofpearl81  on  5/1/2018 at 11:49 AM

    Recipe Online Orange and ginger pork sliders with peanut slaw

  • madelainelc  on  5/1/2018 at 12:09 PM

    Preserved lemon creme brûlée

  • Ishtar  on  5/2/2018 at 12:22 PM

    Preserved lemon creme brûlée

  • Livia  on  5/3/2018 at 2:52 AM

    It has got to be the Blood orange and Champagne granita :)

  • SallyCristina  on  5/3/2018 at 7:17 PM

    Jalapeño crab cakes with corn salsa

  • orchidlady01  on  5/3/2018 at 10:51 PM

    Hazelnut shortbread cookies with lime cream cheese frosting

  • FuzzyBee  on  5/4/2018 at 9:11 AM

    Orange-sesame falafel with spicy tahini sauce

  • ket06e  on  5/7/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Orange sesame falafel sounds intriguing.

  • pyrifera  on  5/7/2018 at 7:28 PM

    Savory lemon and olive oil cakes, then something with kumquats!

  • auntietina  on  5/9/2018 at 12:10 AM

    Caramelized lemon and fennel risotto

  • Veestar14  on  5/10/2018 at 11:52 AM

    Curried coconut, lentil, and shrimp soup, yum! Anything citrus actually!!

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