Smoked Lemons Preserved in Salt (Recipe)
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Serves: 1 quart
  • 10 organic lemons (you can do this with limes as well)
  • ½ cup coarse salt
  1. Cut lemons across the bias (in the opposite direction of the slices) and remove any excessive nubs from the top or bottom of the fruit.
  2. Light your cold smoker and smoke for 6-10 hours.
  3. Squeeze the juice of 4 lemon halves into a clean mason jar.
  4. Cut each lemon half into 8 slices and toss in a bowl with salt (this ensures the salt is distributed evenly).
  5. Add the lemons and salt to the mason jar, place a lid on top and shake every few days.
  6. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight for 30 days. They will darken in color over time (placing in fridge after 30 days will reduce color loss but is not necessary).
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