Gordon ramsay's simple lemon salt recipe


If you never tried preserved lemons, you are missing out and you need to lớn change that immediately. The tangy, salty, & amazing flavors of preserved lemons will make your dishes better. If that sounds exciting to lớn you, you can learn how to make preserved lemons và what to bởi with them in the following paragraphs.

How to lớn Make Preserved Lemons – Tips và Tricks

Making preserved lemons is easier than you could imagine. Khổng lồ make them, you need only two ingredients – lemons and salt. At the kết thúc of this article, you can find our favorite preserved lemons recipe. However, we thought we should help you out with a few tips và tricks first.

Here’s what you have khổng lồ know about making preserved lemons at home:

For starters, you have to lớn slice the lemons. There are many different ways to vì this – you can follow our recipe and slice the lemons in quarters, in an X shape, or you can go with the traditional way and slice them in the middle both vertically và horizontally. In our opinion, the X shape works better because it’s easier khổng lồ remove the lemons from the jar once they are ready lớn use.

For each lemon you want to lớn preserve, you need one tablespoon of salt. So that means four tablespoons of salt for four lemons và so on. You want lớn cover the lemons in salt thoroughly.

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When you’re done with the salt, you have lớn transfer the lemons to a jar or container of your choice and smash them with a wooden spoon. You want the lemons to release their juices so don’t be afraid to smash them hard with the spoon.

During the first three days, you want to check on your lemons daily và smash them with the wooden spoon to facilitate the release of juices. Throughout this period, the lemons typically release enough lemon juice lớn be fully submerged. However, if your lemons weren’t juicy enough, you have to địa chỉ lemon juice to the jar. Use fresh lemon juice obtained by squeezing lemons.

All you have to vì now is wait. How much is entirely up to you. It can take 1 khổng lồ 3 weeks for the preserved lemons to reach your desired taste. However, it is best to refrigerate them after 2 weeks. Taste them lớn be sure they have the tangy, salty, và lemony flavor you want.

How Long vì Preserved Lemons Last?

Preserved lemons last for 6-12 months in the fridge. However, they are at their best during the first six months. You can safely enjoy them after six months only if the taste, smell & appearance didn’t change.

What To vày With Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons can add flavor, tanginess, saltiness, and brightness lớn many dishes. If you are familiar with North African & Middle Eastern cuisines, you probably know that you can showroom preserved lemons lớn pretty much any dish. If you’re new lớn the world of preserved lemons, get ready for a new delicious and flavorful culinary experience.

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To show you the versatility of preserved lemons và because we’re sure you will join the “love preserved lemons with anything” camp after testing our recipe, we have a few pairing recommendations for you.

Preserved Lemons with Grains

Preserved lemons make grains tastier and more flavorful. You can use them in your risotto, with chickpeas or quinoa, as a dressing for a simple rice dish or as a pizza topping.

Preserved Lemons with Veggies & Legumes

Preserved lemons will make you fall in love with vegetable dishes. If you weren’t already in love with them that is. But even if you were, your love will only grow stronger if you showroom preserved veggies to lớn your salads or veggie dishes. You can add tanginess to your potato salad, flavor khổng lồ your Brussel sprouts, and saltiness lớn your roasted veggies by adding some preserved lemons in the mix. You can also transform your beans, lentils, và hummus with preserved lemons.

Preserved lemons with Meat and Fish

Preserved lemons also go amazingly with meat and fish, especially in grill recipes that can be dull & boring sometimes. With preserved lemons, grilled salmon (or any other type of fish, really) will never be boring again. Although great with fish, preserved lemons make a good companion for steak as well. 

And roasted chicken will be exciting yet again if you use preserved lemons to make it flavorful.

Preserved Lemons in Soups & Stews

Generally speaking, soups & stews are full of amazing flavors but why not make them even better with preserved lemons?

Preserved Lemons Recipe


4-8 lemons;4-8 tablespoons salt;Lemon juice (lemon juice is needed only if the lemons do not produce enough juice during the first three days).


Knife;Wooden spoon;Mason jar;


With a knife, cut the lemons into quarters but not all the way through. You want to size an X shape. Cover the lemons with a tablespoon of salt each.Pack the lemons into a mason jar.Use a wooden spoon lớn smash down the lemons.During the first three days, smash down the lemons with the spoon.By day 3 the lemons should be fully submerged in lemon juice. If they aren’t, squeeze a few lemons and add the fresh lemon juice khổng lồ the jar until the lemons are submerged. Let the jar sit at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.Refrigerate for at least 1 week.

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