Preserved lemons

Preserved lemons

Total: 672 hr 20 min. | Active: 20 min.
vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free
Nutritional value / piece: 20 kcal
, Carbohydrate: 3 g
, Protein: 1 g


8 pieces


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1 kg organic lemons (approx. 8 pieces)
40 g salt

Poaching liquid

3 ½ dl water
1 tbsp salt (approx. 10 g)
1 tsp sugar
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For 2 preserving jars (approx. 750 ml capacity each)

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Wash and dry the lemons. Cut a deep cross into the lemons from the blossom end to create quarters, but do not go all the way through the fruit. Push the quarters apart a little and cover them with salt. Layer the lemons as tightly as possible in the preserving jars.

Poaching liquid

Bring everything to the boil together, pour the liquid over the lemons (add some coriander, fennel and/or cumin seeds, and cloves and black peppercorns if you wish). The lemons must be fully covered with the liquid. Seal the jars, store in a cool, dark place. The lemons need to marinade in the liquid for at least 4 weeks to ensure they have the right flavour.

Good to know
Serve with: Stews, meat and fish dishes.
Tip: Tajine refers both to the actual dish and the clay pot in which the food is cooked. The pot has a conical lid that allows for optimum circulation of the steam and a particularly gentle cooking method. Tajines are available in larger Coop supermarkets. If you do not have your own tajine (traditional clay pot with lid), you can also use a roasting pan.

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