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Preserved Lemons

Double or triple this recipe to make gourmet gifts to share at holiday time.

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Double or triple this recipe to make gourmet gifts to share at holiday time.

Ingredients

  • 5 organic lemons, washed and dried
  • ²⁄³ cup salt, divided
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 5 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1–2 dried red chiles

Preparation

1. Stand each lemon on end and slice vertically into 4 wedges, but leave base of lemon uncut. Fill each lemon with 1 Tbs. salt, and place in 1-qt. glass jar with lid.

2. Cover lemons with 2 cups boiling water. Add remaining salt, lemon juice, cardamom pods, bay leaf, and chiles.

3. Seal jar tightly, shake to mix, and store 3 days to 1 month before using.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Makes 5 lemons
  • Calories 26
  • Carbohydrate Content 9 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 472 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g