Easy Preserved Lemons

    10 minutes

    Preserved lemons are a wonderful ingredient in many recipes especially Middle Eastern ones. This recipe allows you to make your own so they are always available when required.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 kg organic lemons
    • 250g sea salt, coarse or fine
    • olive oil, as required

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Wash the lemons and make a cut on the side. Slightly open each lemon and insert some sea salt.
    2. Sterilise preserving jars and lids by placing them into a large saucepan covered with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the jars and lids with tongs.
    3. Place the lemons into the sterilised jars and pour just enough olive oil to cover. Seal the jars and use within 1-2 months.

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    Thank you for ur receipy. What do you do with the bitter taste tho? I made it and it became bitter due to the lemon peel  -  09 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)