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Savory Lemon Garnish

Yield: Yields enough to garnish the braise.

Garnish to be used with recipe for Braised Mediterranean Chicken.


  • 2 lemons, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on eight servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 0
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 360
  • Carbohydrates (g): 0
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 0


  • With a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from both lemons in wide strips, taking care not to include any of the white pith. Cut the strips of zest into thinner strips, about 1/4 inch wide.
  • Put the zest in a small saucepan of boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Drain in a strainer and rinse with cold water. Repeat this procedure of boiling (with fresh water) and draining two more times. The zest will be somewhat soft and most of the bitterness will be gone.
  • Drain well and put the zest in a ramekin with the salt and lemon juice. Cover and let the flavors develop overnight in the refrigerator. Rinse gently with water before using.


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