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Preserved Lemons?

tdaaa Sep 25, 2007 08:16 AM

Got a tagine for my birthday and want to cook morrocan. Many recipes call for preserved lemons. Any idea where to find them?

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    ashwood Sep 28, 2007 11:23 PM

    i get mine at a place in brighton. it's on cambridge street, right after brighton ave on the left if you're going to brighton center. it's a pakistani/indian grocer not sure on the name.

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      rew1000 Sep 25, 2007 10:13 AM

      In the South End, the Syrian store next to South End Formaggio has them, along with lots of other treats. (Syrian Grocery Importing Co, 270 Shawmut Ave, Boston)

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      1. re: rew1000
        MC Slim JB Sep 25, 2007 10:56 AM

        Simultaneous Syrian Grocery references! Jinx!

      2. MC Slim JB Sep 25, 2007 10:10 AM

        Syrian Grocery Importing Company, 270 Shawmut Ave.; 617.426.1458, in the South End has them. It's right next to South End Formaggio and the Franklin Cafe.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB
          trufflehound Sep 25, 2007 11:54 AM

          Try their olive oil cookies.

        2. passing thru Sep 25, 2007 08:52 AM

          formaggio's usually has them at the huron store.

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          1. re: passing thru
            tdaaa Sep 25, 2007 10:07 AM

            Thanks for the replies. My wife looked at the fresh pond whole foods, but they are currently in disarray due to expansion and she could have missed them. Making them was my backup plan.

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            bear Sep 25, 2007 08:49 AM

            I'd be really surprised if you couldn't get them at the Armenian markets on Mt. Auburn in Watertown. Sevan, Arax, Massis. Also, you could check Eastern Lamejun on Belmont St. nearby.

            I saw them at Whole Foods in Fresh Pond a couple of months back, but haven't noticed them since. I'd call first.

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              BJK Sep 25, 2007 08:49 AM

              Whole Foods has them in the same section as all of their olives. They're pretty simple to make yourself, too, but they take a few days to cure. I'd recommend buying a big mason jar, a bunch of fresh lemons and kosher salt, and getting a batch of your own started, and while you wait, try Whole Foods prepared version for your short term fix.


              1. pamalamb Sep 25, 2007 08:49 AM

                I think I've seen them in the olive bar at the Whole Foods in Woburn - other Whole Foods would probably have them too.

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                  jules127 Sep 25, 2007 08:46 AM

                  No idea. But there is a simple recipe for them on the Home Cooking board if you do a search.

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