Preserved Lemons are an essential in Moroccan culinary tradition. The small Beldi lemons, cured with salt and marinated in their brine for at least a month, give a bright, citrusy, complex umami flavor to a variety of dishes.
While the outer skin works well thinly sliced or diced for braises and tagines, the inner flesh works well smashed into dressings, vinaigrette and marinades.
Seattle-based Villa Jerada, meaning “House of the Cricket”, was founded by Mehdi Boujrada 2011. They carefully make, source, and import Moroccan and Levantinian pantry items, from olive oil to seasonings, with an emphasis in high quality ingredients, sustainability, and small-batch food making practices.
Ingredients: Lemons (Beldi), water, salt, citric acid, ascorbic acid. Contains sulphites.