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Preserved Lemons


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  • A classic Moroccan ingredient that adds indecipherable flavor to a whole host of dishes such as couscous, lamb and vegetables tagines, recipes for chicken, and all manner of salads.
  • Some of the best chefs all over the world use this lemons to cook contemporary dishes with.


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300 G A classic Moroccan ingredient, preserved lemons lend an almost indecipherable flavor to a whole host of dishes such as couscous, lamb and vegetables tagines, recipes for chicken, and all manner of salads. The "lemonness" you expect is softened and sour and salty elements combine with a hint of sweetness for an entirely new flavor experience. Our good friend Mustapha's Preserved Lemons are packed in a mild brine solution, which transforms the once bitter lemon rind into a completely different ingredient, one that you will find enticing and indispensable. Preserved lemons are usually rinsed to remove excess saltiness, and the rind can be blanched to remove even more of the saltiness. You can use the entire lemon if you wish, and the lemons will keep for up to a year in their brine - you may see a lacy, white substance clinging to preserved lemons; it is perfectly harmless, and can be removed by rinsing. Try slicing preserved lemons thinly and tucking them into a fragrant stew or lentil dish, bake with fish or lamb or toss in a fresh vegetable salad. A twist of preserved lemon rind will make for one incredible martini. A traditional North African ingredient rediscovered Preserved lemons are a common, though often unrecognized, flavor in Moroccan food where they are known as "hamad muraqqad" and sold loose in the souks (marketplaces) - they are also an important ingredient throughout the rest of North Africa and can be used in some cuisines of the Middle East. The distinctive texture and flavor of preserved lemons is essential to not only traditional Moroccan cooking, but also to the contemporary cooking of the some of the best chefs in the South of France, Spain, England, and right here in the USA. As Paula Wolfert - the world famous author of many cookbooks on Mediterranean cuisines - notes, "their unique pickled taste and special silken texture cannot be duplicated with fresh lemon or lime juice, despite what some food writers have said."

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  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B0012S9NU2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,912 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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By EJ on August 13, 2013
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The rind of these provides a very concentrated lemon flavor--just the right zing for certain Moroccan stews called tagines. I needed these for recipes in The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert.

The flavor of these is just like the ones I ate in Morocco. You can also make these yourself, but it takes a month (or a week for a shortcut version) and you need to start with good lemons.

I have also tried Moroccan Preserved Lemons (10.7 ounce) and both are excellent, with very little difference.

This one looks less good in the picture, but tastes just as good. So buy from the company you prefer!
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By josyane codis on May 15, 2013
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I used it for a Tajine and it worked perfectly for the recipe . I recommend this product for North African recipe.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Mcgee on March 8, 2010
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great condiment in sandwiches, of course its pretty easy to make your own so I may do that next time.
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