Lemon Confit Ingredients
- 2 lemons (whole with shells)
- 2 tablespoons of rock salt
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 3 green cardamom (crushed)
- 5 cloves
- 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper cloves
Lemon Confit Recipe and What is Confit in General?
It is the general name given to preserving products such as vegetables, fruits or meat products for a long time and to enrich their taste, often by pickling them in their own liquid or oil.
The French word “confit” literally means to protect / hide. It is a preservation technique that will help you enjoy fresh flavors even when there is no vegetable in season. This technique can be used by home cooks and chefs by salting an ingredient in oil by simmering it slowly or by brine with both salt and sugar.
Confit is the technique traditionally used to preserve and preserve meat products for later use by cooking them heavily in their own fat. The best known meat example is duck confit.
How to Make Lemon Confit Recipe
- After washing the lemons thoroughly, cut them to the desired size (leaving the skin on them), remove the seeds, if any.
- Mix salt and sugar in a bowl.
- After arranging a row of lemons in a jar, sprinkle plenty of salt and lemon mixture on it.
- Sprinkle cloves with coriander seeds, black cumin and cardamom as much as you like.
- Repeat this process until the jar is completely full.
- Close the jar tightly and leave it at room temperature for 7 days.
- Then, you can store it in a cooler place for 3 months or even 1 year without opening the cover. Enjoy!
How to Use Lemon Confit
Rinse the lemon pieces you will use with plenty of water. You can add lemon confit to many dishes, from grilled fish to beef and beans. You can blend lemon confit with butter or add it to a homemade mayonnaise and serve it with your meals. It definitely adds a pleasant tangy flavor. Before frying, you can rub some lemon confit-infused butter on your fish, and serve with a few pieces of lemon confit on the side. You can also use it on a slice of bread for breakfast or in making your sauces to add extra flavor.