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Old 13th March 2011, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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Lemons, lemons and more lemons

We have a glut of lemons on our trees this year and I,m running out of ideas what to do with them.
Made cakes, marmalade, sorbets, fresh juice with mint, lemon merinue pies etc.
So I had a look on the net and found a recipe for preserving them, so I thought I would share it.

Preserved Lemons - Lemons Preserved in Salt
What are preserved lemons? A preserved lemon is a lemon that has been soaking in lemon juice and salt for a period of time. During this process, the lemon loses the bitter taste and becomes sweet. Preserved lemons are very powerful and can be used in a myriad of recipes. They are often used in Moroccan foods, North African foods, on baked or grilled fish, in a gremolata, as a garnish for vanilla ice, slivered in salad, or any recipe that fresh lemons are called for. Be creative!

3 small lemons
2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
1/4 cup coarse kosher salt, sea salt, or pickling salt
Wash a wide-mouth one (1) pint glass canning jar (with screw lid or air-lock lid) in very hot, soapy water. Rinse well with hot water. Dry and turn upside down on a clean cloth. NOTE: You can use any size jar you desire - just alter the amount of lemons, salt, and lemon juice accordingly.
Scrub lemons with a vegetable brush under warm water; rinse well and dry with a clean cloth. Cut lemons lengthwise into quarters and place into a large bowl. Add the salt and toss, using a spatula to cover the lemon quarters with salt.
With clean hands or tongs, place the lemon quarters into the jar, compacting them down as best as you can (this makes room for all the lemon quarters and helps to release their juices). When the jar is 1/2 full, put some salt on top of the lemons and place the remaining lemons into the jar. Using the spatula, scrape the rest of the salt from the bowl into the jar over the lemons.
Pour just enough freshly-squeezed lemon juice into the jar to completely cover the lemons. Wipe the rim clean with a damp clean cloth; seal the lid on tightly.
Place the jar in a cool, dark place for at least three (3) weeks (longer if needed). To distribute the juice and salt, every 3 to 4 days, turn the jar over (on end), let sit for a few hours, then turn the jar upright. The lemons are ready for use when the rinds become soft and come away from the flesh and pith very easily
To use the preserved lemons, pull the lemon quarter out of the jar, as needed, using tongs to avoid contaminating the inside of the jar with bacteria. Rinse the lemon quarter under cool water and remove the lemon pulp and seeds. Use only the pickled lemon peel. There is nothing wrong with using the lemon pulp, but pickled lemons are a powerful ingredient and must be used sparingly. They are actually very refreshing.
After the jar has been opened, store the remaining preserved lemons in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.
Variation: If desired, you can add spices to the lemons for preserving (cloves, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, etc.).
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Old 13th March 2011, 21:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

Wish I was your neighbour Soo, I'd help you use some. I love Lemons and not just in a G&T lol. I love the juice of the lemon and a spoonful of Manuka honey in hot water in the mornings, great to kick start your day too, before I start to spoil it all with Tea.
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Wish I was your neighbour Soo, I'd help you use some. I love Lemons and not just in a G&T lol. I love the juice of the lemon and a spoonful of Manuka honey in hot water in the mornings, great to kick start your day too, before I start to spoil it all with Tea.
Whats manuka honey?
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

Hi Rainbow
Preserved lemons (in salt) are used in morrocan food...very nice
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

Thanks for that Soo, we have the same problem lemons, lemons everywhere! About to make a lemon curd cake this morning. May try the preserve recipe, sounds good.

I also slice and freeze the lemon on a tray then put into bags - ready for the G&Ts!! Another friend puts the juice in the ice cube bags, and another puts the juice in ice cube trays with herbs ready for cooking/salad dressings.
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

Thank you for that recipe. My husband was watching Jamie oliver last week and he used salted lemons and we were wondering what they were. I have a load of lemons as well so I might have a go myself.
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

I've made a few batches of Limoncello - wonderful! I also took 4 kilos to UK last week for my Mum who now has a freezer full of Lemon Drizzle cake
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

..somebody else posted the same thread a few months ago ..with some very good tips..i suggested cutting them into wedges then freeze them ..(ice and lemon in one go for the G&T drinkers) ..also good in soft drinks for the hot summer coming up
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..somebody else posted the same thread a few months ago ..with some very good tips..i suggested cutting them into wedges then freeze them ..(ice and lemon in one go for the G&T drinkers) ..also good in soft drinks for the hot summer coming up
That's what we do I.Q. F .This is the best way then they don't stick together. got that many i just give them away to my neighbours.
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Re: Lemons, lemons and more lemons

Thingthong. Manuka honey comes from New Zealand and can be bought in good food shops and health shops. It is very expensive, the best can cost up to £20. per jar. It has healing properties and surgical dressings can be soaked in the honey as this aids the healing of wounds. It is also good for chest complaints. However, all honey is good for you !
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