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5 INGREDIENTS7 STEPS20MIN

Preserved Lemons

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This method calls for a two-phase process. During the first phase, scored lemons stuffed with salt sit for a week in a Mason jar. During the second phase, rosemary, chile, lemon juice and olive oil are added to the jar and everything mingles together for three more weeks.

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Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
12
Serves 12
1/3 cup
or Kosher Salt
2 sprigs
(optional)
1
Large  Red Chili Pepper
(optional)
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
14
FAT
0.2 g
PROTEIN
0.6 g
CARBS
4.4 g

Directions

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Step 1
Before starting, find a jar large enough to accommodate all of the lemons snugly—I used a 2-quart jar. To sterilize it, fill it with boiling water, leave for a minute, and then empty it. Allow it to dry out naturally without wiping it so it remains sterilized.
Step 2
Wash the Lemon (6) and cut a deep cross all the way from the top to within 3/4 inch from the base.
Step 3
Stuff the lemons with Coarse Sea Salt (6 tablespoon) and place in the jar.
Step 4
Push the lemons in tightly so they are squeezed together snugly. Seal the jar and leave in a cool spot for at least a week.
Step 5
After the initial period, remove the lid and press the lemons as hard as you can to squeeze out as much of the juice as possible.
Step 6
Add the Fresh Rosemary (2 sprig), Red Chili Pepper (1), and lemon juice if using, and cover with a thin layer of Olive Oil (to taste).
Step 7
Seal the jar and leave in a cool place for at least 4 weeks. The longer you leave them, the better the flavor. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
14
% Daily Value*
Fat
0.2 g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
0%
Trans Fat
--
--
Cholesterol
--
--
Carbohydrates
4.4 g
2%
Fiber
1.3 g
5%
Sugars
1.3 g
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Protein
0.6 g
1%
Sodium
1632.6 mg
71%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
12.0 mg
1%
Iron
0.3 mg
2%
Potassium
75.3 mg
2%
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