April 12, 2019

How To Preserve Lemons

Chef Doug Penfold shares three easy steps to make preserved lemons at home — a staple in Moroccan dishes.

How to make preserved lemons

1. Look for small, thin-skinned organic lemons, preferably Meyer. Cut each lemon almost into quarters, leaving one end intact.

How to make preserved lemons

2. Pack the inside of each lemon with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.

How to make preserved lemons

3. Squeeze as many lemons as you can into a clean jar. This will create some lemon juice. Seal and refrigerate for 1 week, shaking the jar daily. The lemons will keep for up to six months in the fridge.


Maya Visnyei


House & Home March 2019


Produced by Emma Reddington, Food styling by Eshun Mott