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LOOKING FOR PRESERVED LEMON

I am looking for a Preserved Lemon to make a Moroccan dish.
I have been looking around my area which is south bay but no luck so far.
I am looking for the lemons brined in the salt water with no spice or oil.
Has anyone seen it somewhere?

Please also recommend me a good Middle Eastern grocery store which may carry the Lemon.

Thank you!

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  1. Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco sells them in bulk if you can't find something closer.

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    Rainbow Grocery
    1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. These are REALLY easy to make. In just a week you can have your own!
      Try this recipe here, it's what I use and I always have a jar going.
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      1. You might try the market mentioned in this thread. I'm pretty sure I saw dried persian limes, so they might have preserved lemons:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684958

        1. There is a pretty good Middle Eastern grocery store in the Mission, called Samiramis Imports, a couple doors down from Old Jerusalem. I don't know if they carry preserved lemons but they've got a great selection of items so you may want to give them a call.

          Samiramis Imports
          2990 Mission St
          (between 25th St & 26th St)
          San Francisco, CA 94110
          (415) 824-6555

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          Samiramis Imports
          2990 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Old Jerusalem
          2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. Thank you very much All !
            I will try these places when I go to SF.
            It looks that I need to wait to make my Moroccan lamb dish until then.. :)
            I should also try to make my own.
            I will look for some Myer lomon to start.

            Thanks Again

            4 Replies
            1. re: niko.niko

              There are middle eastern markets in the south bay area. Where have you looked?

              1. re: SteveG

                Hi Steve,
                I live in Sunnyvale and tried a couple of shops here.
                One of them had a dried lemon and a lady from a shop told me that she has never heard of preserved lemon. so I was actually wondering if I was trying on a right kind of shops..

                1. re: niko.niko

                  Sounds like you went to a Persian store.

              2. re: niko.niko

                since you are postponing making the recipe, I think you should explore making your own. the method i use requires a curing time of 4-6 weeks.