Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons
Photo by Photography: Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced lemon (about 3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Combine salt and saffron. Place one lemon slice in bottom of a wide-mouth 2-cup glass container. Sprinkle with a dash of salt mixture. Repeat layers with the remaining lemon slices and salt mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature 3 days. After 3 days, press the lemon slices down with a s...

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Variations on Preserved Lemons

  • Preserved Lemons
    • 6 to 8 lemons (organic, if possible), well washed
    • 1/4 to 1/3 cup coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • Preserved Lemons
    • 3 cloves
    • 5 lemons
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Sharp knife
    • lemon juice
    • 6 coriander seeds
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • Sterile 1-pint mason jar
    • 1/4 cup salt
    • Shallow bowl
  • Preserved Lemons
    • Fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon whole pink peppercorns
    • 5 to 6 organic lemons, cut into wedges
    • 3/4 cup kosher salt


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