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    Overnight Preserved Lemons

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    12 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    12 hrs

    katie in the UP's Note:

    Recipe from Seriously Simple by D.R. Worthington. Cooking time is overnight.

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    1. 1
      Juice 6 of the lemons and set the juice aside.
    2. 2
      Partially quarter each of the remaining lemons so they stay together at the stem end.
    3. 3
      Pack about 2 t salt into the center of each lemon, re-form the lemons and place in a large zip-lock plastic bag.
    4. 4
      Cover the lemons halfway with salt. Add the reserved juice.
    5. 5
      Pack the lemons tightly in the bag, squeeze out any air and close the bag.
    6. 6
      Freeze overnight.
    7. 7
      Remove the lemons from the freezer, defrost and use for cooking.
    8. 8
      Pack any unused lemons tightly into a mason jar, adding lemon juice and enough salt to cover the lemons.
    9. 9
      Refrigerate until using. (She says they keep for 6 months, most recipes say 1 year).
    10. 10
      Rinse off the salt and proceed with cooking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 04, 2006


      I have now used some of this and found that the lemons, after packing tichtly in the mason jar, were not as juicy as they should have been. I think by packing them so tightly in the jar a lot of the juice was lost. Will see if any of the others are different when I use them next time.

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    • on June 26, 2006


      I've made (and now used!) some of these lemons, and they worked brilliantly! I used some chopped into couscous with coriander, chilli and olives

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    • on June 23, 2006


      I favor limes in so many dishes that I actually split this recipe into 2 halves & made it for both lemons & limes. Mine came out of the freezer a couple of dys ago & are in jars awaiting my creative inspiration.

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    Nutritional Facts for Overnight Preserved Lemons

    Serving Size: 1 (1008 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 43.2
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 6.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.1 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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