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    Preserved Lemon Semifreddo

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    6 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    6 hrs

    DrGaellon's Note:

    Adapted from a recipe by Kerry Saretsky at Serious Eats.

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    Basil Syrup


    1. 1
      Place finely diced preserved lemon in a sieve and rinse very very well under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.
    2. 2
      Place preserved lemon in a sauce pan with lemon zest, water and sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear. Drain through a sieve, retaining both syrup and solids.
    3. 3
      Beat the cream until just stiff. Set aside.
    4. 4
      In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy and just starting to mount. Drizzle in the syrup while running the mixer on medium-low. When the syrup is fully incorporated, turn speed up to high and beat until egg whites are glossy and doubled in volume, 5-6 minutes.
    5. 5
      Fold lemon solids carefully into egg whites, then fold in whipped cream. Line a loaf pan with 2 layers of plastic wrap, leaving some hanging over the edges, then gently spoon mousse into pan. Cover with overhanging plastic, and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, combine water, sugar and basil in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and syrup is clear. Cool to room temperature, then process in a blender until basil is shredded into fine flecks.
    7. 7
      When ready to serve, invert loaf pan onto a plate. Remove pan and plastic. Cut semifreddo into 1" thick slices and drizzle with basil syrup to serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Preserved Lemon Semifreddo

    Serving Size: 1 (94 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 240.1
    Calories from Fat 132
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    Saturated Fat 9.1 g
    Cholesterol 54.3 mg
    Sodium 35.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 25.1 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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    preserved lemons

    lemons, zest of

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