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    Ideas with lemons?

    I just bought 5 pounds of lemons on sale and wanted to tap into the collective wisdom for ideas on what to do with them. I was thinking about salting a few of them, but I am not sure how they were treated, will probably get organic lemons for that. So, what would you do with them?

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    make limoncello
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    something alcohol based, lord knows that was a given when you bought it tho

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    This is a very basic recipe, In Sorrento they may go as long as 80 days for the infusion, this is faster with no noticeable lack of flavor.




    Ingredients

    11 lemons
    1 750-ml bottle of Everclear, or other overproof grain spirit (140+ proof)
    3 cups (21 ounces) granulated sugar
    3 cups boiling water

    Directions

    Peel wide strips of lemon zest (avoiding as much of the white pith as possible) with a sharp vegetable peeler; reserve lemons for another use. Add the lemon peels to a 1-liter (or larger) airtight container and top off with the Everclear.
    Let stand at room temperature in a dark place for at least 3 days and up to 1 week.
    After the infusing period is over, stir together the sugar and boiling water until the sugar has dissolved; allow to cool. Combine the lemon peel/Everclear solution with the sugar syrup in an airtight container (two if necessary, space wise) and refrigerate 1 day.
    Strain out the lemon peels and bottle. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Makes about 2 quarts.
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    i would make some preserved lemons....

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/j...ipe/index.html

    =D

    great for mediterranean dishes

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    I would make lemon merengue pie, because its delicious!

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    I'd preserve some if I had them. Takes at least 6 mos to mature though. What kind of lemons ?

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    Lemon curd.

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    Lemon tart. One recipe needs zest and juice from five lemons.

    But you can also peel the lemon as close the the flesh as you can, cut that in small pieces and cook in sugar solution. Slowly and for a long long time. It will use plenty of sugar.
    Can be stored forever and used in cakes and sweets [filling for choco truffles f.e.]

    The juice I would just drink lot of tea with lemon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    make limoncello
    Killer idea! If you need a still (Ornamental of course) wink wink, you can get one here;

    http://lnx.rameria.com/en/department/4/Alembics.html
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