|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 12-21-2012 02:07 AM||3752 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Last week one of the local grocery stores had lemons on sale for 5/$1. That was a really good deal so I picked up 10 lemons with the plan of preserving them.
I was sure that Sharad had shared the process but I couldn’t find it for some reason so I checked online and came up with this:
- equal parts of coarse salt and sugar
- layers of the above mix and thinly sliced lemons
- let jar sit on counter for three days, keeping the lemons covered with the forming liquid
- then store in refrigerator
Last night I opened a jar of my preserved chicken and heated it up in a pan. I also tossed in two slices of my preserved lemons. Because the chicken was already cooked, I didn’t have to cook it for long but there was this lovely hint of lemon. Quite nice.
Next time, I will leave it in the pan longer to get more of the lemon flavour. I think this will be lovely as an addition to a lot of foods… perhaps tossed into a pot of green beans?
I only did half of the lemons that I purchased and now I want to preserve some just in sugar.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)