Tuesday, July 17, 2012
So for my first recipe out of her book I chose simply, Preserved Lemons. We had heaps on our tree and I didnt want them going to waste.
To preserve lemons all you need are some reasonably large preserving jars, clean water, and salt, along with perhaps some bay leaves, or cinnamon sticks or I would think garlic cloves, peppercorns or herbs of your choice to flavour the lemons if you want. Or you could just make them plain.
Maggies recipe is as follows:
I used the lemons off our tree but if you dont have a lemon tree check and make sure you
use unwaxed lemons, if you cant find unwaxed ones then scrub them before preserving to remove the wax.
8 lemons washed in cold water
juice of up to 4 more lemons
150g course kitchen salt
bay leaf & /or cinnamon stick (optional)
and they are undeniably yummy.
Use them to stuff a chicken before roasting, chop them up and add to cake mix or have a look at Maggies website here,she has some gorgeous recipes! http://www.maggiebeer.com.au/search/for-recipes?term=preserved+lemons