Preserved Lemons How To

I love cooking with preserved lemons. They add a distinctly sweet flavor to any dish without the tartness of fresh lemons.  I always a have a jar or four on hand to make a simple dressing or marinade or to add to a fish or chicken dish.  Before you can cook with them though you need to actually preserve the lemon.  Thankfully this is a very simple and inexpensive process.  In addition to the lemons you will need a one quart jar or a few smaller canning jars, a sharp knife and a wooden spoon.




1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.


2. Cut 4 lemons into sixths, lengthwise, sprinkle with the salt and place in a non-corrosive dish (glass is good). Cover the lemons with water and cook in the oven for 3 hours. Allow to cool and then refrigerate.


Lemons can be stored in the refrigerator in canning jars for up to 6 months.

Krista Numbers

Krista is the founder of Simplify Supper. She is passionate about making family dinner a priority and strives to provide simple solutions to make it happen.

Feb 02, 2014
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