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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Msir North African Pickled Lemon Seasoning

Msir or pickled lemon is a popular North African recipe. Dry salting is a traditional method for preserving used for pickling many vegetables and fruits including lemons.

Fresh lemons are washed, sliced covered in salt for 24 hours, then drained and mixed with spices to cook in Tajines. Making Msir is easy and adds a unique flavor to meals. Be careful, just a small amount of the seasoning goes a long way.

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Msir North African Pickled Lemon Seasoning

1/2 cup sea salt
4 large lemons

Cut 4 slits on equal sides into the lemons, but do not slice all the way through. Pack the sea salt into the lemon segments and pack the lemons as tightly as possible into a quart size mason jar. Fill with water and seal jar properly.

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