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where to find Preserved Lemons in Providence

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  • bawc Apr 2, 2009 09:22 AM
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Where can I find preserved lemons in the Providence area? No luck at Whole Foods, Eastside Market or Stop and Shop. I can't remember where the middle eastern specialty shops are located, if they even carry it. Any suggestions?

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  1. If you can't find them in Providence, and don't want to overpay online, they're incredibly easy to make. You just need a jar, some lemons, and some coarse salt. Smaller lemons are ideal. Quarter them, cover them in salt, and squash them into a jar so that enough juice comes out to cover them lemons. Wait about three weeks.

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    1. re: danieljdwyer

      The problem is that I need them next week, mold developed on my last batch, and had to be thrown out.

    2. I have purchased preserved lemons in brine from Asian food stores. I don't know which might have them right now. Good luck!.

      1. Not in Providence, but recently another poster mentioned Sid Wainer. Maybe they have preserved lemons. http://www.sidwainer.com/default.asp

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        1. re: Bluebird

          Thanks for the suggestion. Sid Wainer does have them--$50 per kilo! I ended up making them myself (very easy), and hoping they "preserve", meaning soften and release their juices, in time. I had some lemons that were almost overipe, so I hope this works within the next few days...