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46d131cd f2c2 45e6 a471 166131eec02e  jess otoole
added almost 5 years ago

Preserved lemons are a staple of Moroccan cooking. They are easy to make by cutting the lemons lengthwise (from stem end to base) almost all the way through into quarters, so the lemon is held together at one end. The lemons are then stuffed in a jar and covered with salt and lemon juice. Leave them to cure in the brine for several months and they develop a mellow, sweet lemony flavor. To use, rinse the salt off the lemon and discard the flesh. Chop the peel and it can be used to garnish all sorts of dishes: Moroccan stews, chicken tagines, salads, soups. It's really tasty kind of like an olive but different. You can also buy jars of preserved lemons.

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60d7aee2 af3b 438c a948 09f8a9bbb79e  cowboy hat
added almost 5 years ago

It can be cured in as little as three weeks, months just make it nicer!

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added almost 5 years ago

I just wanted to add if you are trying to buy them they can be labeled as "pickled lemon." Learned that one the hard way lol.

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