Lemons preserved in salt: a recipe from Morocco, a classic of that cuisine, and later assimilated by French cookery which made it famous worldwide. Lemons preserved in salt in this way, after a month, become really delightful: the preservation method makes the pulp and lemon zest sweeter rather than sour, making these lemons excellent for various types of cooking, either baking or steaming, with either fish or chicken, turkey and other meats, and is also great for making desserts, or dressings, to flavour salads and so on. So, you will always have on hand a delicious aroma with which to flavour your food. Let’s have a look at our chef’s recipe for preserved lemons together.
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This recipe needs very little other than a lot of patience. After just one month, these fabulous lemons can be eaten as an accompaniment to your favourite dishes. Take as many lemons as you want and cut them into four segments, keeping them together at the base. Fill the lemons with the salt, close them up and insert them one by one into a suitable container. Then cover with some more salt and, before sealing, press them down well. Then store in a cool dark place for at least a month.
Put the lemons in the preserving jar with a little more salt. Leave in a dark and cool place for at least 1 month before eating