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Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons
You can buy preserved lemons at many specialty stores, but they are often very expensive. The recipe below is easy-to-do and won’t ruin your budget.

 

These will stay good in your refrigerator for 3-4 months. When you’re ready to use them, just bring them to room temperature.

You can also do this recipe using oranges and orange juice.

Alright, let’s get to preserving!

[ingredients title=”Equipment”]

  • Scrub sponge
  • Chef’s knife
  • Gallon sized glass container with non-metal lid

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[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 12 lemons
  • 24 oz. container of coarse sea salt
  • 24-32 oz. bottle of real lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil

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[directions title=”Directions”]

1 Clean lemons by scrubbing the peel and drying lemons well.
2 Cut and/or slice lemons into wedges or slices or both.

3 Transfer lemons to glass container and cover with sea salt and lemon juice.

4 Close container tightly and let lemons ripen at room temperature for 3-5 days. Shake the container daily to evenly distribute the salt and juice.
5 Once ripe, add olive oil to fill the container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 months.

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