Preserved Meyer Lemons

Toss these preserved beauties with roasted fingerling potatoes, or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

Ingredients:
6 Meyer lemons
⅓ cup kosher salt
⅔ cup fresh lemon juice

Method:
1. Scrub lemons and dry well. Quarter lemons lengthwise.

2. Toss the lemon wedges with the salt in a bowl and transfer to a sterile 4-cup glass jar. Use a wooden spoon to press the lemons to fit. Add lemon juice and any remaining salt that might be left in the bowl. Seal jar tightly and shake to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 3 days, shaking jar each day. Transfer to the refrigerator for 3 weeks or until rinds are soft. Rinse before using.

Flavors of Morocco Recipes

Light, bright and spiced with alluring fragrance, Moroccan cuisine is defined by robust flavors and textured dishes, all of which we bring to you in this week’s box. With our own rich and savory shakshuka, gorgeous preserved lemons, peppery extra virgin olive-oil, plump sultanas, pitted green olives, and a sweet, floral spice blend that channels traditional ras el hanout, this delivery is sure to perk up your taste buds, also featuring red radishes, golden beets, leeks and a bevy of spring greens like crunchy pea shoots and colorful rainbow Swiss chard.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Preserved-Lemon Rice Pilaf with Moroccan Spices
An excellent side for grilled chicken or fish!

Moroccan Beet Salad
Kissed with freshly-squeezed orange juice, cilantro and mint, this salad will brighten up any spread.

Frizzled Leeks
These crispy leeks are a wonderful garnish for salads, soups or main dish proteins like beef, pork or salmon.

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
Fantastic drizzled over salad greens or this week’s rainbow Swiss chard.

Preserved-Lemon Rice Pilaf with Moroccan Spices

An excellent side for grilled chicken or fish!

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ preserved lemon, rinsed, flesh removed and finely diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon La Boîte Tangier N.23 Spice Blend
2 cups uncooked white rice
2 cups cooked chickpeas
½ cup sultanas
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Sauté the onion, and garlic for a few minutes until the onion begins to sweat.

2. Add the preserved lemon and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add the bay leaf, spice blend, and chickpeas. Simmer, covered, over medium or medium low heat until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Fluff and add the sultanas and fresh parsley; serve warm or at room temperature.

Home for the Holidays Recipes

Take a break from the holiday hustle: In the grand tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a simple, satisfying meal to share with your nearest and dearest—from Nonna’s own handcrafted marinara sauce and fresh semolina spaghetti to fresh pillowy focaccia bread and a lovely French Pinot Noir to serve alongside. Also included: Nutty Grana-style cheese from the creamery, sweet and spicy Italian-style cookies and a plethora of winter’s produce that includes curly kale, hybrid winter squash, pomegranates, apples, pears and more. Happy holidays!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grana Cheese with Honey & Red Pepper Flakes
The success of this lovely appetizer depends entirely on the quality of the ingredients, so don’t scrimp!

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad
This colorful salad is sure to brighten up your table.

Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, these leeks make for a satisfying side.

Kale Gratin with Parmesan Bread Crumbs
This no-guilt gratin skips the cream, but still boasts big flavor thanks to a topping of toasty bread crumbs.

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips with Shallots
This recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!

Preserved Lemons
Toss these preserved beauties with roasted fingerlings potatoes, or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

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