I’ll be the first one to tell you that I don’t believe in garnishes that you can’t eat. We were taught this in school and it was drilled into our heads while working in restaurants that it is pointless to do this. Also, it’s a waste of food!
Of course, when I saw these beautiful meyer lemons, I knew that I had to pick them up; and like most things I buy, I would figure out what to do with it later. Meyer lemons are not as tart as regular lemons, and are sweeter. They work well in sweet and savory applications.
Fast forward to dinner last week, and I was making the same grilled chicken, and wanted a change. I made this quickly (20 minutes!) and decided to infuse the meyer lemon flavor into it, and yes: I used it as garnish! GASP! I didn’t plan this to happen, and it just looked so pretty that I had to photograph it!
If you make this (and you definitely should because it is THAT easy and delicious) you MAY want to preserve the lemons, but that’s entirely up to you.