Preserved Lemons

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    preserved lemons
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By Anthony Bourdain

Published 2004

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  • 6 lemons, plus juice of 3 lemons
  • 3 cups/675


Scrub each lemon under hot running water to remove wax and other impurities from the skin. Cut each lemon in half through its equator, then make two deep perpendicular cuts through each half, stopping short of cutting the pieces apart. The effect is that of creating deep canyons through the lemons’ flesh.

In the mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, salt, bay leaf, peppercorns, and cori