• Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons are traditional favourites of Moroccan cooking, but are also often featured in modern fusion dishes.
The lemons are preserved by being packed in a jar with salt (often flavoured with herbs and spices).

Preserved lemons are typically used to flavour Moroccan stews or tagines, especially those made from chicken or fish. They can be finely chopped and added to grain dishes and salads.

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Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons


Preserved lemons look pretty and are good to give as gifts or keep for yourself to use in recipes later

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Total time
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Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons
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Add to your larder with Gioconda's recipe for preserved lemons, used to add a delicious flavour to various dishes

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Preserved Lemons
Preserved Lemons
By Jo Pratt

Jo Pratt's Middle Eastern inspired preserved lemons give an intense lemony kick to all manner of dishes

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Quinoa salad with courgettes and preserved lemons
Quinoa salad with courgettes and preserved lemons
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Sabrina Ghayour’s quinoa salad with courgettes, pistachios and preserved lemons is a healthy salad bursting with flavour and texture

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Chicken tagine with preserved lemons
Chicken tagine with preserved lemons
By Hairy Bikers on Market Kitchen

This simple chicken tagine from the Hairy Bikers would be great made the day before and left so the flavours can infuse

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Smoked Fish Salad with Preserved Lemons and Almonds
Smoked Fish Salad with Preserved Lemons and Almonds
By Jenni Muir

The jewel-like colours of luxurious cold-smoked fish make this a wonderfully pretty yet very simple dinner party starter

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Chicken and preserved lemons
Chicken and preserved lemons
By Sophie Grigson

For a Moroccan meal try Sophie Grigson's delicious recipe for a chicken tagine flavoured with spices, olives and preserved lemon

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easy

Total time
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Chicken Stew with Preserved Lemons
Chicken Stew with Preserved Lemons
By Gioconda Scott

Salty preserved lemons add a distinctive citrus tang to Gioconda Scott's simple recipe for a tasty chicken stew

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Total time
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Preserved Lemons
Preserved Lemons
By Diana Henry on Market Kitchen

Popular in Middle Eastern and Moroccan dishes, Diana Henry demonstrates how to make preserved lemons at home

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Total time
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Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons
By Matt Tebbutt on Market Kitchen

If you have more lemons than you know what to do with, or just want to seal in the taste of summer, try Matt Tebbutt's easy way to get preserving

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easy

Total time
15 min