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Pickled lemon in LA?

ardi_dj May 28, 2010 11:53 AM

I recently traveled to Morocco for vacation, and of course I enjoyed the magnificent food there. I took a cooking class, and learned to cook some tagines. One of the ingredients in a lot of Moroccan cooking is pickled lemon. I've started making my own, but the process takes two months. And I can't wait that long to start cooking some Moroccan dishes.

Does anyone know any place in L.A. where one can purchase pickled lemons?


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  1. Servorg RE: ardi_dj May 28, 2010 12:13 PM

    Is this the same as Preserved Lemons? If so then Surfas (and probably a lot of other stores like Whole Foods) has them in stock.

    Surfas Restaurant & Supply
    8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

    1. boogiebaby RE: ardi_dj May 28, 2010 12:20 PM

      You can get them at any middle eastern market. They may be called preserved lemons instead of pickled.

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        bad nono RE: ardi_dj May 28, 2010 09:20 PM

        Whole Foods for sure, Surfas sometimes, and it would be worth checking Super King and Jons.

        1. SilverlakeGirl RE: ardi_dj May 28, 2010 10:32 PM

          There is a fast version recipe that can be done in a couple of days.

          But, I saw them this afternoon at Cheesestore of Silver lake.

          1. junglekitte RE: ardi_dj May 29, 2010 09:25 AM

            Williams Sonoma might even sell a small jar but you pay the price. Try the quick method for making preserved lemons yourself at home.

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