Chilebrown at home

Sunday, May 5, 2024


We have a new Farmers Market in town. We paid it a visit and I bought some preserved lemons. To be honest I have never had any experience using preserved lemons and bought this on a whim. I took it home and sampled the lemons. It is salty, soft and "surprise"; lemony. What can I do with these. I did the usual searches and asked for a couple of suggestions from friends. This is what I came up with.

Fresh fava beans are at the market too. They are only around for a little while and I love to take advantage. To quote my father; It is a lot of work for what you get. I peeled and blanched the favas. I then popped them out of their protective membrane. I chopped one preserved lemon and combined all with extra virgin olive oil, splash of white balsamic and salt & pepper. This was wonderful. The lemon adds a tart savory pop to the fresh fava beans. Preserved lemons, where have you been my whole life?



Ryan said...
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Chilebrown said...

Ryan, I am sorry, but I do not post links. Believe it or not I got in trouble for that.

Aaron said...

Where/when is the new market?

Chilebrown said...

Aaron, There are two new recently opened farmers markets on Sunday mornings. The one I got the preserved lemons is from El Sobrante which opens at noon located on Appian Way. The second is sponsored by my old employer and opens at 10:00 am and is in Richmond at Marina Bay Park.