Today, I would like to help you translate many expressions using the noun « lemon ».
- Lemon appeared in Europe during the time of the Ancient Rome. It has always been considered as a key ingredient in many dishes.
- It can also be used as an antidote for various poisons and as an antiseptic.
- In France, lemon can be found in many recipes like lemon tart, lemon meringue tart, lemon sauce and lemon drink.
The French expressions with lemon
|Citron givré||Frosted lemon|
|Citron pressé||Fresh lemon juice|
|Jus de citron||Lemon juice|
|Écorce de citron||Lemon peel|
|Zestes de citron||Lemon zest|
|Poulet au citron||Chicken with lemon|
|Seasoned with lemon||citronné|
- When lemon is an ingredient or a garnish, we use the preposition “au” like:
Poulet au citron (garnish)/ sauce au citron (ingredient)
In English, the ingredient lemon is used an an adjective : lemon sauce
The garnish is added with the preposition “with: chicken with lemon
Citronella is not lemon
- Do not make the confusion with “citronnelle” meaning lemon grass “citronella” that can also be used as a culinary herb in citronella liqueur, citronella sauce or citronella tea.