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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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      1. re: Steve R
        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.


        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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              1. re: sixraccoons
                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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