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.

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Photographer:
Maya Visnyei
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Produced by Emma Reddington, Food styling by Eshun Mott
Source:
House & Home March 2019
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