Citrus Dinner Menu

Citrus is in season, and I took every opportunity to incorporate it into EVERY item on this menu! From blood orange, black pepper olive oil popcorn to the most delicious salmon BLT with lemon aioli, these recipes are to die for! Plus - this menu is fool proof for entertaining. Make the cake the day before and use leftover syrup for cocktails. Make all of your BLT components during the day, and broil the salmon when ready to eat! Cheers to that!

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Citrus Menu

Appetizers and Cocktails
Lemon Rosemary Olives
Blood Orange Cracker Pepper Olive Oil Popcorn
Blood Orange and Bourbon Cocktail

Main Course
Salmon BLT
Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake
Chocolate Cake

Setting the Table


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Lemon Rosemary and Sundried Tomato Olives
An assortment of olives
1 lemon, sliced and zested
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 sprigs rosemary
5 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced

Direction: Combine ingredients in oil and marinade for a week.

Blood Orange, Olive Oil and Cracked Black Pepper Popcorn
popcorn kernels
olive oil, popcorn salt, cracker black pepper and blood orange zest

Directions: Pop popcorn. If you do not have a machine, use skinny pop! Toss in olive oil, black pepper, popcorn salt and blood orange zest.

Main Course

Salmon BLT

Lay the smoked bacon on a parchment lined sheet tray and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees

Roasted Tomatoes
Slice tomatoes and place on a parchment lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary and top with garlic and lemon slices. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Lemon Aioli
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 to tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Portion salmon filet. Season with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Broil for 5 minutes.


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Grocery List

Aside from the household staples {olive oil, salt, flour, booze} you just need the following items listed below!

  • Olives
  • Popcorn
  • Rosemary
  • Blood  and Navel Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Buns
  • Salmon