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Brooklyn - need preserved lemons asap

jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 01:55 PM

Any sources for preserved lemons in brooklyn? Last time I was in Sahadi's they did not have any. No time to travel to other boroughs, unfortunately.

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  1. sgny RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 02:09 PM

    Check with Divine Taste in Park Slope. I thought I saw something at their olive bar that resembled them.

    1. Steve R RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 02:17 PM

      Gee, and I was all ready to recommend Sahadi. Did you try Oriental and the other grocery across from Sahadi? How about Fairway?

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        mary shaposhnik RE: Steve R Nov 30, 2006 03:48 PM

        Yes, try Oriental -- I've gotten them there many times when Sahadi was out.

      2. lambretta76 RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 02:56 PM

        Sahadi's has them canned. But whether they have them fresh or not is hit or miss. Fairway has jarred ones, too, Mustapha's brand.

        http://stores.homestead.com/HaddouchG...

        Occasionally Pacific Green has them, but its much rarer than Sahadi's. Oriental or Malco Karkanni may have them as well, give 'em a call at 718.875.7687 and 718.834.0845, respectively.

        1. jason carey RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 03:16 PM

          Blue apron has them , I think I saw them there.. call them.. or what about Fairway?
          what about some of the other middle east groceries in the area?

          1. prunefeet RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2006 03:37 PM

            I looked at sahadi's too, having been told taht they had a few variaties...but I think they are a different kind of preserved lemons from the moroccan ones used in tajines...they were small, thin skinned and whole, in a can.

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              sixraccoons RE: jen kalb Dec 1, 2006 01:09 AM

              I got some (dried Iranian lemons) at Oriental right before thanksgiving to take down to my mom. They had a bunch.

              Just curious, what do you use them for? I only know how to make tea out of them.

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                jen kalb RE: sixraccoons Dec 1, 2006 11:22 AM

                they are used in soups and stews. They are put in whole in some cases, also in powder form. Iraqis and other arabs use them too.

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                redgirl RE: jen kalb Dec 1, 2006 01:04 PM

                sometimes blue apron carries them.

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                  jen kalb RE: redgirl Dec 1, 2006 03:22 PM

                  thanks for all the responses - in the end I got jarred at Sahadi from Egypt. Malko and Oriental were closed when I swung by this morning. Probably pretty much the same as what they sell from the barrel from time to time.

                2. lambretta76 RE: jen kalb Dec 2, 2006 10:31 PM

                  Glad you were able to find them. And a trip to Sahadi's (even on a Saturday, when it's generally packed) is always a great thing.

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