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Rinse preserved lemons?

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A friend gave me a bag of meyer lemons and i plan to preserve them (1st attempt). When you use them in recipes, do you rinse them?

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  1. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I depends on my mood. If I'm in a "lemony" mood then I leave it alone. I believe the purpose is to rinse off any excess salt. I don't always bother though.

    1. I do, and I eliminate, cut, or delay the adding of any additional salt to the recipe until the lemons are in and it is tasted.

      1. I do, but only to control salt content. I don't find that it takes away from the lemon flavor.