15 responses to “Preserved Lemons, Part 1”

  1. Gudrun

    I so needed to know this! Thank you for pulling the information together – I also ran across a recipe recently calling for preserved lemons and was wondering how I could get my hands on some. Turns out it is as easy as visiting my backyard 😉

  2. Ellen

    Well, I've got a tree full of lemons in the backyard so it seems I should give this a try! Nice photos, btw.

  3. debbie koenig

    Look at you two, lemon trees in the backyard. We so don't have that in Brooklyn.

  4. Stephanie - Wasabimon.com

    My brother in law and I were just talking about preserved lemons this week. I really need to try my hand at this.

  5. kitchen table

    I can't wait for part 2! This is something that I have been longing to learn. we have this lemon tree at home and we just take it for granted.

  6. Amber

    Add me to the lemon tree in the yard crowd. I never know what to do with them. This looks easy…but other than the couscous, what do you do with them? Help please!

  7. Alisa Bowman

    Until today, if I saw "preserved lemons" on an ingredient list, I would either use a normal lemon or no lemon at all. Thank you for enlightening me as to what this suckers actually are. Now, just need mason jars…

  8. debbie koenig

    Stephanie, definitely try it! I was shocked to discover how simple it is.

    Kitchen table, part 2 will probably be just a photograph or two–I'm hoping to record the weekly progress of the lemons. And when all is said & done, I'll do a post about actually using them!

    Amber, I found this conversation on Chowhound a while back, full of good ideas: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/475743

    Alisa, you're welcome! I've seen jars of preserved lemons in fancy food stores for beaucoup bucks, so it was doubly shocking when I learned what they really are. So cheap! So easy!

  9. Alexandra Grabbe

    Have never heard of this. What other dishes call for preserved lemons? Perhaps that will be your next post? I don't have a lemon tree here either. Think I would go to the health food store for organic lemons, rather than make this with regular store bought, even when scrubbed.

  10. marthaandme

    I've heard of them but never used them. I've got to try this.

  11. Peggy Bourjaily

    I've always wanted to make these, but never got around to it. Great post!

  12. Jody

    This is exactly the inspiration I needed for a good homemade holiday present for my foodie family and friends. Everyone's kind of tired of my chutney and pickles.

  13. Phoenix personal injury attorney(s)/lawyer(s)

    This is interesting. I love anything Lebovitz does. I'm sure this is a fabulous recipe.

  14. debbie koenig

    Alexandra, that link to Chow.com in my comment right above yours has some really good ideas for using the lemons.

    and Jody, gifting these is a fabulous idea! You could attach a recipe or two and they'd be so sweet.

  15. Cat

    I saw this when it first posted and it just popped into my mind when my aunt sent over a bag of lemons from her tree. I just started a batch preserving, I don't have any big mason jars but I put wedges into a smaller jar and am hoping for a decent "experimental" batch. I added cinnamon stick to mine. Can't wait to see your results! I love your blog!

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