WHAT IS A LEMON PICKLE?
Think of it as a spicy fruit blessing from the citrus gods above. Or spicy lemon portions that works well as an ingredient to many Eastern dishes. You can cut these pieces much smaller then in our picture, though larger portions are easier to remove (if you want) from your main dish.
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING A LEMON PICKLE
- Hot & Sour Side
Lemon pickle is a beloved South Indian condiment and one which you’v no doubt experienced at your favorite Indian restaurant. Aromatic and spicy, this pickle is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely brightens any dish. If you are a pepper sauce fan, then this pickle is for you.
- Choose Your Lemon, Choose Your Chili
In India versions of this pickle can be mad with either lemon or lime. We like to make it with Meyer Lemon because of its slighter sweeter flavor and thinner skin which breaks down quicker–meaning you get the perfect lemon pickle a lot faster. If you can’t find Meyer Lemon, traditional lemons will work just fine. Caraway is a key flavor for this pickle so don’t forgo it, if possible.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH A LEMON PICKLE?
Naan, curry and probably cow or goat meat somewhere in the mix. Remember these are spicy, so any beverages will need to be able to stand up to the heat. Go with either a very bold glass of red wine, a nice beer, or sparkling fruit juice.