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Lemon Atjar

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Lemon Atjar
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  1. 8 large lemons
  2. 1 tbsp salt
  3. 2 red or green chillies
  4. Pinch bicarbonate of soda
  1. 1. Wash one lemon well. Dry the skin and peel thinly. There must be no white pith on the skin. Cut the peel into thin strips.
  2. 2. Squeeze the peeled lemon and 3 others. Strain the juice and reserve.
  3. 3. Peel and segment the remaining 4 lemons.
  4. 4. Place the peel, lemon juice, lemon segments and salt into a bowl and mix well.
  5. 5. Place the chillies in cold water with the bicarbonate in a small saucepan and bring to the boil for a few seconds.
  6. 6. Drain, dry and pound the chillies into small pieces.
  7. 7. Add to the lemon mixture then pack into dry sterile bottles with air-tight lids.
  1. Serve as a relish or side dish. Very good with fish or chicken.
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