Preserved Lemons

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Floyd Around the Med

Floyd Around the Med

By Keith Floyd

Published 2000

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Lemons preserved in salt are an indispensable part of North African cuisine. They are used in kebabs, chicken stews, lamb tagines and salads. You can buy them in specialist shops but they are easy to prepare at home.


Wash and dry the lemons and cut a couple of deep incisions in each one. Press sea salt into the incisions and around the lemons (as a guide, you will need about 100 g/