Best Ever Preserved Lemons

Best Ever Preserved Lemons image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Best Ever Preserved Lemons image

Adventurous cooks will revel in receiving these pretty jars of salty, subtly tart lemons. They're an essential ingredient in authentic Moroccan tagine and other international dishes.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons
  • 10 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (not bottled)

Method

Using brush, scrub lemons in bowl of warm, soapy water. Rinse well; pat dry.

Using paring knife, trim small tip of stem end from each lemon; quarter lemons.

Add 1 tbsp of the salt to each of two 2-cup (500 mL) sterilized jars with tight-fitting lids. Pack each jar with 4 lemon quarters, pushing down. Add another 1 tbsp of the salt and 4 lemon quarters to each jar, packing tightly. Divide remaining salt among jars; top each jar with enough lemon juice to cover. Seal tightly and shake gently to combine.

Refrigerate for at least 1 month. Store in refrigerator for up to 6 months. Rinse lemon pieces before using.

Nutritional facts per tsp: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 459 mg
  • Sugars trace
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 3.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Potassium 19 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 16.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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