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Preserved Lemons 2
From: AJO

From the Vegetarian Times.

SERVES 5 , 5 lemons

  • 5 organic lemons, washed and dried
  • 2/3 cup salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 dried chili

Stand each lemon on end and slice vertically into 4 wedges, but leave the base of the lemon uncut.

Fill each lemon lemon with 1 Tbsp salt, and place in 1-qt jar with a lid.

Cover lemons with 2 cups boiling water. Add remaining salt, lemon juice, cardamom pods, bay leaf, and chiles.

Seal jar tightly, shake to mix, and store 3 days to 1 month before using.