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    Moroccan-Style Preserved Lemons

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    120 hrs 20 mins

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    120 hrs

    TasteTester's Note:

    I printed out a recipe of Cuistot's Tzipporah's Moroccan Chicken that I wanted to make, but I had never heard of preserved lemons before. I found this recipe, which is a quick and easy way to make them. Preserved lemons typically take 4-6 weeks to cure, but this is an alternate way to make them if you can't wait that long. The "cooking time" is actually the time needed for marinating.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Blanch 2 lemons in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain.
    2. 2
      When cool enough to handle, cut each lemon with a sharp knife into 8 wedges and discard seeds.
    3. 3
      Toss with kosher salt in a bowl and then pack the salted lemons into a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
    4. 4
      Squeeze enough juice from remaining lemons to measure approximately 1/4 cup. If needed, add more juice to completely cover the lemons.
    5. 5
      Put lid on jar and let lemons stand at room temperature, shaking gently once a day, for 5 days. Rinse lightly before use to remove excess salt.
    6. 6
      If you have any preserved lemons left, you can put them -- along with the original lemon juice liquid -- into the refrigerator. Make sure the lemons are covered. (I usually put them into a smaller container so I won't have to add any additional lemon juice.) They will keep up to two weeks.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2010


      Hi there, I must apoligise to you as I told a friend about this recipe and when I looked for the number I realized that I hadn't posted a review. I have used them this week for a moroccan recipe and they were lovley, I have not tried any other lemons and I won't have to this was just perfect I loved the flavour that it gave to my dish thank you for posting and once again my apologies.

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan-Style Preserved Lemons

    Serving Size: 1 (82 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 13.2
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 7075.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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