favorite recipe using preserved lemons

i just made a jar of preserved lemons in anticipation of making this dish soon. unfortunately the lemons need to "preserve" for 30 days.


serves 4

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 chicken quarters
1 level tsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
4 quarters of preserved lemons
freshly ground pepper
fresh chinese parsley for garnish

  1. heat the oil in the tagine base, fry the onion and garlic gently for 3-4 minutes without coloring
  2. cut the chicken quarters into two pieces and add to the tagine, raising the heat slightly and browning evenly, turning pieces frequently
  3. add the turmeric, coriander and chicken stock with some seasoning, bring to a simmer
  4. rinse the pieces of lemon thoroughly in cold running water, cut and discard the fruit, cut the peel into thin strips, and stir them into the chicken
  5. cover and cook very slowly for 1+ hours. remove the lid and boil the broth rapidly, if necessary, for a few minutes to thicken the consistency
  6. garnish with fresh chinese parsley before serving
i like to serve this over couscous tossed with sliced turkish dried apricots and toasted almond slivers.

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