Preserved Lemons

Sherri Williams


I make preserved lemons a few times a year. They are so versatile. I've posted a few of the dishes I've made with preseved lemons as one of the ingredients. I have more that I will post later. I hope that you will give these lemons some love. Happy Cooking! sw:)

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15 Min


alot of lemons
kosher or sea salt
lemon juice, fresh
peppercorns, fresh bay leaves, garlic cloves (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut the lemons in halves or quarters. Squeeze enough juice out of some of the lemons and add kosher or sea salt to the lemon juice. Add the salty lemon juice to the jar, followed by some lemon pieces, more juice, lemons. Make sure that you have enough lemon/salt juice to cover the lemons in the jar...I like to add fresh bay leaves, peppercorns and garlic cloves to my jar. Let rest on counter for a few days. After that, place in fridge. Every couple of days, turn jar upside down. They will be ready in in a few weeks. They will last in your fridge up to six months. You can use preserved lemons on so many dishes that call for lemon. The Mid-East uses preserved lemons alot.
grilled lamb and preserved lemon
spaghetti squash au-gratin with crab and preserved lemon
poached pears with pork tenderloin stuffed with crab and preserved lemon
braised oxtails with preserved lemons

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #salt, #preserved, #lemons