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Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    7 d 15 m
THOMASSHERBOURNE

THOMASSHERBOURNE

Tangy slivers of preserved lemon make wonderful additions to rice and pasta dishes and salads, as well as adding zest to chicken and fish.

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  • Calories:
  • 49 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2136 mg
  • 85%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Toss the lemon slices in kosher salt to coat, and place them into a sterile 2 quart glass jar. Pour in the lemon juice, cover tightly, and let stand on the counter for 1 week. Turn the jar over daily. At the end of the week, top the jar off with enough olive oil to cover the lemons. This will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.
  2. To use, pull the lemon pulp from the peel, and scrape out the pith to leave only the yellow rind. Julienne, and add to your favorite dish for a lemony zing.
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Reviews

Emily Tisdale
34

Emily Tisdale

9/4/2007

Great idea! I removed the pulp from the rind after the 7 days and went ahead and julienned it then. I got almost a half pint jar which will probably last me less time than its shelf life! Couldn't bring myself to discard the pulp though...I used a little of it in a martini. Very good. I used the rest in a marinade. Equally great results!

caroline
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caroline

8/3/2010

Just a tip, use Meyer lemons, they taste sooooo much better. Also, lightly rinse the lemons before using to take off some of the salt.

KITTY3Y
15

KITTY3Y

3/26/2005

I must say that these are definitely an acquired taste but after a while they grow on you and do give dishes that extra little something. I sprinkled into some spicy beef stir fry and it tasted lovely.

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