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What to make with preserved lemon

sweetpickles May 10, 2008 01:36 PM

My boyfriend just made up a batch of preserved lemons and they look gorgeous. But now that they're done, we aren't actually too sure what to cook with them. Does anyone have any favorite uses? We know that moroccan style chicken dishes are given, but what else can we use them in? Whole fishes (sardines maybe?), salads? rice dishes?
We would appreciate any suggestions.

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    shelleytk May 10, 2008 01:44 PM

    Preserved lemon is really good chopped fine and mixed with plenty of olive oil and chopped mint in moroccan couscous. Great as a complement to lamb. I have lamb on the brain.

    1. sarah galvin May 12, 2008 10:02 PM

      I have heard of making a lemon curd with it, although I can't picture it myself. I have only used it in a Morrocan tagine.

      1. greedygirl May 13, 2008 02:17 AM

        This is pretty good.


        1. dockhl May 13, 2008 07:34 AM

          This Preserved Lemon and Ginger Polenta recipe is awesome:


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            Rhee May 13, 2008 10:52 AM

            Another poster suggested rubbing it into the cavity of a whole chicken before roasting. I'be tried it and it adds a salty, lemony, flavor that enhances the chicken well.

            1. Betty May 13, 2008 04:37 PM

              Aw, this was the very question that led me to Chowhound about ten years ago. Different job, different city, different life.

              I did the couscous one.

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