The most local ‘item’ in our life here in Graça is lemons. They are growing right outside our kitchen. Combine them with the – maybe – most common Portuguese gastronomy item: Salt and you have the two ingredients for one of the best ‘pickles’ in the world. Salt Preserved Lemons.
With this in you kitchen you can turn plain simple dishes into exotic North African or Middle Eastern dishes in no time: Take a slice of your salted lemon, remove the pulp, fine chop the peel and add it to your pasta, omelet, mix it in your rice or couscous, use it for a Bloody Mary… or fin you own variations.
What’s not to like?