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Moroccan Preserved Lemons

LemonCurd Feb 16, 2007 08:02 PM

Does anyone know where these can be purchased in the GTA? Thanks for your help.

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    Apple May 26, 2009 05:19 PM

    St Lawrence market downstairs in the "packaged goods store" near Rube's. (Can't remember the name - but the store is full of assorted jars of exotic goodies and such.) I bought a large jar there in January

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      Snarf May 25, 2009 07:13 AM

      Pimenton on Mt. Pleasant make their own in-house. Nice place for prepared foods as well.

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        jmk60 May 24, 2009 05:29 PM

        The only place to get the real thing is at Dinah's cupboard in Yorkville. The ones from lebanon in the big jars in the Arab food stores are not so good. They taste of vinegar, which is just wrong for moroccan cooking. It is not hard to make, just takes patience. Lots of simple recipes on the web. Its just salt, lemon juice, and lemons. Don't bother spicing them, although soaking the lemons in water for a few days first is a good idea.

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          embee May 24, 2009 06:23 PM

          You can get them elsewhere. My most recent batch comes from Ararat on Avenue Rd. I was asked whether I wanted the lemons for Moroccan cooking or for Chinese. The brand I was given contains lemons, salt, oil, and various spices. It doesn't contain vinegar. (Nasr no longer had these in stock when I last ventured there.)

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          Atahualpa Feb 17, 2007 12:39 PM

          They have some (maybe not specifically Moroccan) at Akram's in Kensington. I think I've also seen them in the basement store in the South St. Lawrence Market.

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            embee Feb 17, 2007 11:26 AM

            NASR on Lawrence E has preserved lemons in oil.

            1. AmandaEd Feb 17, 2007 04:48 AM

              ARZ Bakery on Lawrence E. has them, though I prefer to make my own. They keep forever.

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                Yongeman Feb 17, 2007 07:00 AM

                AmandaEd, do you mind sharing your method for making preserved lemons? Thanks

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                  suzannelong Feb 17, 2007 09:23 AM

                  I have seen them at Bonjour Brioche on Queen Street East (near Degrassi). But that was a few years ago.

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