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How much juice is in a lemon?

A lot of recipes call for the "juice of a lemon". I keep a bottle of lemon juice in the fridge as this is easier, cheaper and more convenient than buying lemons all the time but my problem is I never ...
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Are there any reasonable substitutions for lemon juice?

In the past I cooked myself into a corner when I realized mid-recipe that I didn't have any lemons or lemon juice available. Nor did I have any limes. I can't remember the exact recipe, but I ...
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How does lemon juice “cook” meat?

Various meats can be "cooked" using lemon juice. But how does lemon juice actually "cook" the meat?
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Why is my lemon juice fizzing and smelling like yeast?

I have an open bottle of lemon juice that I've been keeping in the fridge. I just took it out to dress a salad and it fizzed like soda when I opened the bottle and smells like... took me a minute to ...
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Will microwaving lemons make them easier or more efficient to juice?

I've heard many people say that microwaving lemons before juicing them causes them to release more juice. I'm skeptical, although not enough so to ask this on Skeptics. I cannot think of any physical ...
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Can hollandaise be made with frozen lemon juice?

In my other question -- Are there any reasonable substitutes for lemon juice? -- I learned a cool technique to preserve lemon juice by freezing it in an ice tray. I'm considering making a hollandaise, ...
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Can I use citric acid instead of lemon juice when canning?

I am making wine jelly and have run out of lemons. I have some citric acid in the pantry. Can I use the citric acid instead? The jelly calls for half a cup of lemon juice. If I can use it, how much ...
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Can lemon juice concentrate be used after the use-by-date?

My lemon juice concentrate's use by date passed a few months ago. It was kept it in the fridge the whole time. Is it still safe to use it?
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Substituting lime juice for lemon juice in hollandaise/mayonnaise?

If I have fresh limes on hand but not fresh lemons, can I use the limes to make hollandaise and mayonnaise? Assuming it works, what effect will the lime juice have on flavor and texture?
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How to balance out sourness of lemon juice, specifically in a mayonnaise?

I've just made some mayonnaise, and it's turned out fine - texture wise. However, I used too much lemon juice when I made it. What are the possible ways to balance this out, mellowing the 'zing'? It's ...
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Lemon juice and kale/green leaf lettuce salad produces a very horseradish-y taste and smell

This is the strangest thing I've ever experienced with food. I have a salad, a kale and green leaf lettuce salad, sprinkled with lemon juice. As I'm eating it, when the lemon juice and kale leaves ...
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Why doesn't my Lemon Posset thicken? What am I most likely doing wrong?

I've have once succesfully made this Gordon Ramsay's Lemon Posset, but on the last two tries attempts I've not managed to thicken it. After it has bubbled and kept bubbling for approx. 3 mins, I pour ...
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lemon juice curdling white chocolate

I was trying to make white chocolate truffle.....but when I melted my white chocolate and added lemon juice to it, it curdled and there was huge chocolate butter floating on top of my mixture...can ...
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What is the best way to denature proteins in chicken soup using an acidic ingredient?

From my understanding, if you add lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to chicken soup, the acidic ingredients will denature the proteins. If I want the protein in the soup to be denatured using ...