Preserved Meyer Lemons. Tangy, tart and just the right amount of zing to add to so many dishes, these Meyer lemons have been preserved with salt. The project takes three weeks before they are ready to use, but it is so easy. We are getting to the end of Meyer lemon season, so now is the time to make sure you preserve some!
I found a plethora of gorgeous Meyer lemons at the market this weekend and had to have some! I am using them in all kinds of recipes, but having preserved lemons in my fridge will be awesome! You can use any variety of lemon but the Meyer lemon's delicate flavor makes them even more special. I made these small jars, but you can certainly use larger jars and lots of lemons. Preserving them takes two ingredients, Meyer lemons, and kosher salt. If you aren't familiar, you will be using the rind part in your recipes, and you can rinse them a bit before using them to get rid of the saltiness. The pulp if there is any left after preserving, can be used to flavor Bloody Mary's. You can also find the recipe here: Preserved Meyer Lemons
Preserved Meyer Lemons:
Jar with a lid
Wash and scrub your lemons well. Be sure to remove any stem that may be attached. Dry them and then slice down to 1/4" from the bottom three times to create a flower looking lemon. Add kosher salt to the center and make sure it gets to all of the cut portions. Sterilize a preserving jar (boil it for 10-15 minutes depending on your altitude). Add the salted lemons to the jar and press them down to extract some of the lemon juice. Add additional lemon juice to cover the lemons leaving about 1/2" space from the rim of the jar. Tighten your lid and then let sit on your counter or window sill for 7 days. Shake the jars daily. The rinds will become shiny and glossy and then somewhat translucent, when this happens, store them in your fridge for another 14 days before using. They will keep in the fridge for months.
Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.