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How long can I keep preserved lemons?

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betsbloomington Sep 5, 2011 10:02 AM

Last January I made preserved lemons for tagine dishes, following recipes on the internet. I put the jar way in the back under my sink and forgot about it. I don't remember the proportions but there was a lot of salt. Now, I'd like to use them. Are they still good? How long can I keep them?

  1. hotoynoodle Sep 5, 2011 12:43 PM

    if they were completely covered, they are likely fine. open up the jar and see what you've got. this method was intended to, er, preserve them, ya know? ;)

    1. Shrinkrap Sep 5, 2011 01:14 PM

      Here's an old thread I started.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/682659

      There are others, linkd at the bottom of your thread. I KNOW it's been discussed before, with a variety of opinions, but I can't find them. I know I've used some at least a year old.

      1. thew Sep 5, 2011 01:17 PM

        they're probably fine. especially as the fruit will go off before the skin, and the skin is the part most used.....

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