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Lemons

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed May 20, 2020 11:25 am

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/m ... -of-lemons

The clue is that it is an Australian article. :tongueout

I do use lemons a lot though.

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Re: Lemons

Postby Renee » Wed May 20, 2020 12:06 pm

Thanks for the very interesting article, PP! We are lucky over here that we can get unwaxed lemons in supermarkets. I can get a net bag of 5 unwaxed lemons from Asda.

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Re: Lemons

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed May 20, 2020 12:13 pm

How nice it would be to pick them from the garden! I love lemons (and yes, how lucky we can get unwaxed ones!).

I thought that the sort of lemons used for preserved lemons were smaller.

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Re: Lemons

Postby Lokelani » Wed May 20, 2020 12:29 pm

Lovely recipe, I've never thought of making my own preserved lemons. I have some in the fridge, but am not that imaginative in their use. That article gave me a few more ideas.

I always keep lots of lemons & limes in, I use them so much in savoury cooking. I also like the excuse to make something sweet every so often if I have any getting really old. Usually microwave lemon curd or lemon drizzle cake. Yum.

I miss the sight of them in the fruit bowl, but they do keep so much longer in the fridge. I guess the oranges, pink grapefruits & melon would also keep longer that way. I only put them in the fridge if part used. My fruit bowls will be empty at this rate! Does everyone else keep citrus in the fridge?

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Re: Lemons

Postby Pampy » Wed May 20, 2020 1:00 pm

I keep citrus fruit in the fridge because I think it does last longer but it can makes the skins tougher.

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Re: Lemons

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed May 20, 2020 2:02 pm

Only yesterday I got one of those 1001 and tips for doing anything ... Yesterday it was how best to keep lemons .. a comparison was carried out between those left in the fruit bowl, those put in the fridge uncovered and those kept in the fridge sealed in a plastic bag ... seems this last one was the best ;) :thumbsup :clap

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Re: Lemons

Postby Pampy » Wed May 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Yes, I keep them in Lakeland food saver bags - they really do work!

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Re: Lemons

Postby Amyw » Wed May 20, 2020 8:07 pm

I quite fancy making preserved lemons , sounds very simple and they are so expensive to buy .

I love lemons . I think lemon tart is a very elegant dessert. A squeeze of lemon seems to give that certain lift to a lot of dishes

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Re: Lemons

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed May 20, 2020 8:14 pm

Yes, I keep lemons and limes in green bags in the fridge, even unwaxed citrus keeps for ages

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Re: Lemons

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed May 20, 2020 9:45 pm

Lemon Possett .... :yum :yum :yum

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Re: Lemons

Postby Renee » Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 pm

Makes such as Belazu do use very small lemons. I did read about them once, but can't find the information now about the variety.

I did attempt to make them once, but I didn't like the look of them, so threw them away.

Update:

https://www.belazu.com/story/preserved-lemons/

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Re: Lemons

Postby mistakened » Thu May 21, 2020 7:24 am

I have never had any luck making preserved lemons despite using ripe, unwaxed lemons.

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Re: Lemons

Postby halfateabag » Thu May 21, 2020 7:49 am

I happen to have a jar of PL in the fridge and I like the look of that custard tart in the middle picture :yum Pinned for another time when the rhubarb frangipani tart has been eaten. Thanks for the pointer.

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Re: Lemons

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 am

I've tried 2 ways with preserved lemons: salted water, and olive oil.
The salted water was by far the better way. Delicious lemons - I used them up so quickly, usually with baked fish.

But I haven't made it just with lemon juice, as the article says.

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Re: Lemons

Postby karadekoolaid » Thu May 21, 2020 5:19 pm

Curious.
When the lockdown began, I picked about 3 kgs of lemmings from a tree in the garden, so decided to make 1) preserved lemons 2) Madhur Jaffrey´s sweet/sour lime pickle and 3) a lemon cheesecake. 4) A Cuba Libre
The preserved lemons were easy, and I´ve now tried them. Wonderful! The lime pickle has yet to be opened; the lemon cheesecake disappeared in the space of a few days. The Cuba Libre was just the thing for a hot afternoon.
I particularly like lemon juice on lentil dishes - somewhat reminiscent of the famous "Dal Soup" from back in the 70s!

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Re: Lemons

Postby Lokelani » Fri May 22, 2020 11:44 am

karadekoolaid wrote:Curious.
When the lockdown began, I picked about 3 kgs of lemmings from a tree in the garden, so decided to make 1) preserved lemons 2) Madhur Jaffrey´s sweet/sour lime pickle and 3) a lemon cheesecake. 4) A Cuba Libre
The preserved lemons were easy, and I´ve now tried them. Wonderful! The lime pickle has yet to be opened; the lemon cheesecake disappeared in the space of a few days. The Cuba Libre was just the thing for a hot afternoon.
I particularly like lemon juice on lentil dishes - somewhat reminiscent of the famous "Dal Soup" from back in the 70s!


3KG of lemmings eh. Cruelty to lemmings I reckon... :lol:

On the lemon posset front I did some using up of cream going out of date, old lemons & some stale biscuits. It was really good.
I put an amaretti biscuit in the bottom of each ramekin, sloshed over some elderflower liqueur & then poured on the hot lemon posset mixture. They were soft amaretti, not crunchy ones, hence why they hadn't been used up, but it was surprisingly delicious.

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Re: Lemons

Postby Pepper Pig » Fri May 22, 2020 11:55 am

That sounds gorgeous!

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Re: Lemons

Postby PatsyMFagan » Fri May 22, 2020 8:38 pm

:yum :yum :yum

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