Sterilize a pint-size canning jar in boiling water or run it through the dishwasher to sterilize.
Cut 4 of the lemons lengthwise into 6 wedges each and remove the seeds. Put about 1 Tbs. of salt in the jar and put 6wedges on top. Press down on the wedges with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to partially juice and compact them. Repeat in layers with the remaining lemon wedges and salt. Squeeze enough juice from the remaining lemons to cover the lemons in the jar. Close the jar with the lid.
Keep at room temperature for 4 weeks, inverting the jar about once a day to mix the salt and juice, and adding more fresh lemon juice as necessary to keep the lemons covered. After 4 weeks, they’re ready to use. Rinse the lemons thoroughly before using. The peel and flesh are both edible. Store refrigerated for up to a year.
nutrition information (per serving):
0, Fat Calories
0, Saturated Fat
0, Monounsaturated Fat
3, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips