Lemons are a small but mighty fruit. Known for its bitey tartness and mouth-puckering sour kick, the lemon is truly a versatile powerhouse in the culinary world. You probably know all too well that lemons can be zested, juiced, grilled, baked, blended...but did you know they can be preserved?
The flavor is lemony, but it isn’t the same bright, tangy, sour flavor of fresh lemon. The combination of salt, lemon juice, and a lot of patience yields a rich yet mellow lemon flavor that is best described as lemon umami. Preserved lemons are certainly more on the savory flavor spectrum, which is why you will see them called for in many roasts, stews, curries, and soups - such as our Artichoke soup!
Preserving lemons at home is simple and requires little more than lemons, salt, jars, and patience.
What You Need:
What You Do:1. Cut 2-5 lemons into quarters, but not all the way through. Leave about 1/2 inch uncut at the bottom so they are still intact.
And there you have it! Ready-to-go preserved lemons that taste amazing and add quality, depth, and zest to any meal!