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Moroccan Preserved Lemons

by Marrakesh Trading Preserved Lemons
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • 220 gram Jar of Preserved Moroccan Lemons
  • A Key Ingredient in Moroccan Cooking
  • These Lemons Have a Wide Variety of Uses
  • The Highest Quality Preserved Lemons
  • Essential for those perfect finishing touches that recipes demand

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 699 g
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  • ASIN: B0058DBZ6C
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Jun 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,722 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Preserved lemons are an essential and authentic ingredient used in a wide range of Moroccan recipes. The lemons have a delicate sharpness and add a zest and sweet and sour aroma that is unmistakably and evocatively North African. Whenever a recipe needs a lift, you'll find the addition of a preserved lemon, either diced or cut into slices, will add a tantalising citrus flavour to whatever you're cooking. Here are some examples of the wide range of uses that preserved lemons have: Simply cube 2 small lemons, stir into a tub of Greek yoghurt with some chopped mint and serve as an accompaniment to barbecued or grilled lamb. Add to chopped tomatoes and plenty of freshly chopped coriander for a great salsa to serve with swordfish or tuna steaks. Chop up and add preserved lemon to minced garlic and butter and a selection of your favourite herbs (basil and tarragon work particularly well) and spread under the skin of a chicken for 'Sunday Roast' with a difference. Also for roast chicken, try adding herbs and whole preserved lemons to the bird's cavity for more subtle flavour. Add preserved lemon, whole or in pieces, to Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Make an eye-catching (and mouth-watering) tabbouleh style salad with Couscous or with bulghur wheat and add chopped preserved lemons, green olives, parsley, mint, spring onions, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Roast halved preserved lemons with a sprinkling of sugar on the cut side (so they caramelise) and use them as an interesting alternative to slices of fresh lemon - to squeeze over fish dishes. If you're making a stuffing, try preserved lemons with parsley and thyme. Leave chicken breasts marinating in a mix of preserved lemon, rose harissa and olive oil for 20 mins before bbq-ing or grilling. Make a punchy North African salad with loads of chopped, flat leaf parsley, black olives, diced red onion, slivers of preserved lemon and olive oil.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for tagines 10 July 2013
Preserved lemons are a must-have for making tagines, and useful for adding to couscous amongst other ingredients, imparting a wonderful citrus quality without the harshness of fresh lemon. Really they're not all that hard to make yourself it seems, but do take a considerable while to attain a usable state and so bought ones are rather convenient.

The Al'fez Preserved Lemons are a bit nicer in taste than these Belazu brand ones in my opinion, but these Belazu ones are cheaper weight-for-weight, have a bright yellow colour compared to a somewhat more brownish hue of the Al'fez, are individually larger in size and come in a larger jar, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how much you use. You don't need to use a lot, and I have found that these lemons can go off even in the fridge after a while, so if you use them rarely the smaller Al'fez jars may be more cost-effective despite the greater weight-for-weight cost.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty zing 23 Jan 2014
By marosri
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These lemons are great to have in the fridge and have a salty sour taste which is different to any product bought in supermarket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moroccan Preserved Lemons 13 Dec 2013
By nad
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I love these lemons cooked with chicken or lamb - mixed into a salad with pommegranet gives everything a little zip. arrived quickly, well boxed. Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find 11 Dec 2013
By TracyB
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I looked around a lot of stores to find this item. It made a big difference to the lamb tagine as I had tried it previously without the lemons
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1.0 out of 5 stars A very expensive jar of lemons! 7 Dec 2013
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I have not used the lemons yet but when I do I will use them sparingly! The Royal Mail contacted me to pay 5.05 before they would deliver them. Apparently the seller sent the substantial box as a large letter so I incurred excess postage costs as well as a 1 admin fee.
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