Simple Preserved Lemons
photo by Elkaybee
- Ready In:
- 120hrs 5mins
- Blanch 6 lemons in boiling water 5 minutes.
- When cool enough to handle, cut lemons into 8 wedges each and discard seeds.
- Toss with salt in a bowl and pack into jar.
- Squeeze enough juice from remaining lemons to measure 1 cup.
- Add enough juice to cover lemons and cover jar with lid.
- Let stand at room temperature, shaking gently once a day, 5 days.
- Add oil and chill.
- Preserved lemons keep, chilled, up to 1 year.
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I crammed 6 lemons (with salt) into a 24 ounce jar; it was completely filled and had no room for extra juice. (Since I had already juiced the other lemons, I made recipe #37966 instead.) When you cut the hot lemons, be prepared for a gush of steaming hot juice! You might want to work over a bowl so you can catch it. I used the more traditional cut-in-four-without-separating-the-pieces.
This is a 5 star recipe not only based upon appearance and taste, but convenience! The lemon pieces, chopped or whole, are suitable for addition to anything that might benefit by a bit of lemon. I leave the salt on, but reduce the over-all salt content until a taste test. Great on pasta with oil and garlic!!
Recently I was the happy recipient of an abundance of home-grown lemons. Having had my fill of lemonaid, I perused recipes for different uses of this citrus fruit. Enamored by the use of perserved lemons, off to the kitchen I went. The appeal of this particular recipe was the first step of blanching. Even the residual lemon water produced aromatics. My 1 pint Mason jar filled to the brim brought much speculation from family members. Finally the day arrived to infuse a new ingredient into a dish. Firstly, I timidly sprinkled the chopped rind over a salad. Uuummm pretty darn good. What next? Slipping these slivers of gold along with garlic under chicken breast, I was hopeful. I, also, tucked the pulp under the chicken anticipating intense lemon flavoring. This one little ingredient produced a most unusual and scrumptious fare. Salty...lemony...and DIVINE!
I made this recipe a couple of months ago & forgot to rate it due to the waiting process. So easy. I quartered the lemons & didn't worry about the seeds. I have used these lemons in a tagine,, also with cheese & olives, a few days ago used them on a rack of lamb instead of lemon juice. If you like a lemony flavour, you will love these! Thanks Mirj for another top recipe...
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