Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
A North African accent for a variety of dishes, from tagines and couscous to a garnish on a wood fire oven pizza. Thin-skinned Meyer lemons recommended, though Eureka works well, too. Kosher salt makes a good choice as it dissolves easier. Your jar of preserved lemons may or may not be kept refrigerated.
- Wash lemons well.
- Be sure to have a jar big enough for the lemons to fit. Put a couple tablespoons of salt in the bottom of the jar.
- Holding over a plate to catch the juice, make four deep longitudinal cuts, evenly spaced, in each lemon. Keep ends attached.
- Or quarter the lemons keeping stem end intact.
- Pack salt liberally into cuts.
- Pack lemons into jar tightly, helping to press out some juice and sprinkling thin layer of salt over each layer of lemons. Top with final layer of salt.
- Add juice from the plate.
- Cover jar tightly and leave at room temperature for a few days, watching level of juice. Lemons should be covered in their own juice, if not, add more lemon juice.
- They'll be ready to eat in a few weeks and can keep for up to a year.
I enjoy making my own condiments and this one was truly easy. We'll see how they turn out in a few weeks. I'm giving 5 stars on faith.