Preserved Lemon 750g


A tangy and intensely flavoured ingredient commonly used in Middle Eastern and North African cuisines. Made by pickling lemons in salt and their own juices, which transforms their flavour and texture. Preserving lemons is a traditional method that allows the fruit to be used long after the growing season.

A safflower and cumin salt-brine, infused with delicate spices. During the preserving process, the lemons lose their sharpness, but their citrus-flavour is intensified.

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Preserved lemons have a unique flavour profile that combines tartness, saltiness, and a slightly fermented taste. The intense citrusy flavour of the lemons becomes more concentrated and complex through the preservation process. The lemon peels develop a soft, jam-like consistency and can be used in various culinary applications.
These flavourful lemons are a versatile ingredient in many dishes. They are commonly used in Middle Eastern and North African recipes such as tagines, stews, salads, and couscous dishes. The peel of preserved lemons is the most commonly used part, as it provides a distinct citrusy punch to dishes. It can be finely chopped, minced, or thinly sliced and added to recipes.
Preserved lemons can add a bright and zesty flavour to both savoury and sweet dishes. They can be used to elevate the taste of roasted meats, grilled fish, or vegetables. The tangy and salty notes of preserved lemons also work well in salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. Additionally, they can be used in dips, spreads, and even in baked goods like cakes and cookies for a unique twist.
When using preserved lemons in cooking, it’s important to rinse off the excess salt before adding them to a dish. The flesh of the lemons is usually discarded, and only the peel is used. It’s recommended to start with small amounts of preserved lemons in a recipe, as their flavour can be quite intense. Over time, you can adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

Here are some recipe ideas to help you make the most of preserved lemons:

Preserved Lemon Hummus: Blend chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and a chopped preserved lemon together to make a tangy and flavourful hummus.
Preserved Lemon Couscous: Add finely chopped preserved lemon to cooked couscous along with fresh herbs, toasted almonds, and a drizzle of olive oil for a refreshing side dish.
Preserved Lemon Roast Chicken: Rub a whole chicken with a mixture of preserved lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, and herbs. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
Preserved Lemon Salad Dressing: Make a zesty salad dressing by blending preserved lemon, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, and a touch of vinegar. Drizzle over your favorite salads.
Preserved Lemon and Olive Tapenade: Create a tapenade by blending preserved lemon, green or Kalamata olives, capers, garlic, and olive oil. Serve it as a dip or spread on crusty bread.
Preserved Lemon Rice: Add chopped preserved lemon to cooked rice along with toasted pine nuts, chopped herbs like parsley and mint, and a hint of lemon zest.
Preserved Lemon Fish Marinade:
Marinate fish fillets in a mixture of preserved lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and your favourite herbs. Grill or bake for a delicious and tangy seafood dish.
Preserved Lemon and Herb Quinoa:
Mix cooked quinoa with finely chopped preserved lemon, fresh herbs like cilantro and dill, and some toasted seeds for added texture.
Preserved Lemon Pasta: Toss cooked pasta with a sauce made from preserved lemon, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan cheese.
Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette: Whisk together preserved lemon juice, olive oil, a touch of honey, minced shallots, and a pinch of salt for a vibrant vinaigrette to dress salads or grilled vegetables.
Preserved Lemon and Chicken Tagine: Make a Moroccan-inspired tagine by simmering chicken with preserved lemon, olives, onions, and aromatic spices like cumin and coriander.
Preserved Lemon Martini: For a unique twist on a classic martini, muddle a small piece of preserved lemon in the shaker before adding your favourite gin or vodka.

Preserved lemons, brine, safflower, nigella seeds

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