Why Not Protect Your Lemons

Lemon season is upon us! This brings us to the most important downside we’ve; what to do with all these lovely lemons which are beginning to litter the yard. In spite of everything, you possibly can solely give so many away to family and friends and we definitely do not wish to be feeding the possums or different animals which will inhabit the yard.

This recipe for preserving lemons is really easy, enjoyable and makes a fantastic reward for Christmas, birthdays or some other special day. To not point out, preserved lemons final for a very long time, I’ve jars from over 2 years in the past and they’re nonetheless good!

Additionally it is price noting that this technique will in fact work for limes, fairly presumably when you’ve got a number of lemon bushes you even have the odd lime tree in amongst it. So get preserving the limes as properly! one jar of every to your associates for Christmas will definitely go down a deal with.

You will need to observe when utilizing preserved lemons (or limes) the a part of the fruit we’re after is in reality the pores and skin. You will need to scrape out the pulp and throw it, there isn’t any use for the pulp or the brine. Then make sure to clear the pores and skin off in order to take away any extra salty style.

Preserved Lemons are good for Tagines, stews, cous cous or salads. Preserved Lemon is an enormous a part of Moroccan delicacies, so search a number of Morrocan recipes and get utilizing this lovely produce.

I hope you get pleasure from!


  • Massive Pickling Jar or jars
  • 10 thin-skinned lemons, plus juice of 1 lemon
  • 480 g (1½ cups) rock salt
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • eight cardamom pods
  • 2 small purple chillies (non-compulsory)
  • 2 bay leaves (non-compulsory)
  • olive oil, to cowl


  1. Scrub the lemons properly and soak in water for about three days, altering the water every day (this disperses the gasoline and acids contained within the fruit). You do not really want to do that step, however it would make for a greater product.
  2. Take away from the water and reduce 4 slits finish to finish into every lemon, being cautious to not slice during.
  3. Holding the lemon over a bowl (to catch any juice and salt), fill the slits generously with rock salt, and organize in a 2-liter preserving jar (see Observe). Repeat with remaining lemons.
  4. Cowl the lemons with boiling water. Add the leftover salt and juice, lemon juice and cardamom pods.
  5. Chillies and bay leaves might also be added for flavour and ornament, for those who like.
  6. Seal the jar tightly, and retailer for at the very least 1 month prior to make use of.
  7. Appropriately preserved lemons could be saved for years


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