Lemons Pickled in Oil

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The Times Cookbook

The Times Cookbook

By Frances Bissell

Published 1995

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I learned this simple method from Claudia Roden. You can also use limes or Seville oranges.


Scrub the fruit well, and slice or cut into wedges. Arrange on a tray, and freeze overnight in a freezer or in the ice-making compartment of a refrigerator. Put the frozen fruit in a colander set over a bowl. Salt generously and leave to drain for 1–2 hours. As the fruit thaws out, it will become soft and limp, and the pith will no longer be bitter. Layer the slices or wedges in a glass jar, sp