Do it Yourself: Preserved Lemons

by Anne Maxfield on January 6, 2011

Accidental Locavore My Preserved LemonsIt’s really easy to make your own preserved lemons, you just cut them up and cover them with salt and a little lemon juice and let them sit in the fridge.You can make more, just double or triple the ingredients.

  • 2 ripe lemons
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Scrub the lemons well and dry them. Cut them into 8 wedges. Toss with the salt and put in a glass jar (canning jars are good here). Pour in the lemon juice. Close the jar tightly and let the lemons sit at room temperature for 7 days, shaking the jar daily to distribute the salt and juice. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to six months. Be sure to rinse them well before using.

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