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Where do you buy Preserved Lemon?

I'd like to make the Braised Moroccan Chicken and Olives for dinner tonight, but the Preserved Lemons needed for this dish could be a problem. The recipe on this site for the Preserved Lemons takes about 2 weeks - so I need to either buy it or substitute. I just called my local WF, and they don't think they carry it. Any ideas?


asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 6 years ago
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added about 6 years ago

I've seen them at "my" Whole Foods (Cupertino, CA) in the olive bar section. Though I haven't tried this recipe, Mark Bittman has a recipe for quick-preserved lemons that might do the trick: http://markbittman.com.... Good luck!

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Amanda Hesser

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added about 6 years ago

Do you have any Middle Eastern markets near you? They would carry it. Alternatively, you can use the peel of a lemon. It won't have the same effect but will at least add some nice citrus aroma.

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added about 6 years ago

Preserved lemons are pretty easy to make., but unless you're going for the quick cure, like the Bittman recipe, they usually take a some time. Paula Wolfert has a recipe in her book, Couscous and Other Good Foods from Morocco. It's a great book, worth having if you're going to make more Moroccan food. But the recipe is also on Epicurious at http://www.epicurious.com...

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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

I've done the Bittman version, and they come out really nicely in a short time period. My husband prefers them to traditional preserved lemons.

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