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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemon, or pickled lemon, is commonly seen in Indian subcontinental and North African cuisine, specifically Morocco. Known as "leems" or "country lemon" in Morocco, these lemons take on an intense flavor during the preserving process. Preserved lemons are pickled in a simple brine of water, lemon juice and salt and are left to cure at room temperature. Spices are used occasionally in preserved lemon, and this recipe is no exception to using a healthy dose of spices that complement the intense lemon flavor.

This recipe uses turmeric, coriander and allspice, which really highlight the intense lemony flavor of the pickle. We think you'll find them to be a tantalizing, bright addition to a wide variety of dishes—try serving them with fish, creamy pasta dishes, soups, or anything that can use a wonderful, intensely lemony flavor addition.

  • Servings 5 Lemons
  • Dish Preserved Food
  • Time 45 Minutes
  • Skill Advanced