Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Marmellata di limoni

I already mentioned I have so many lemons to use.. so I decided I would try and make 'marmellata di limoni', i.e. lemon jelly! It's something really typical from Sicily, and it's delicious.. It's sweet and sour at the same time, and I don't think it's easy to find it in the US.. This of course will be an entry for the 'Fresh Produce of the month' event with lemon theme that I just launched! Please participate!

Marmellata di limoni

Ingredients
2.5 lb lemons
2 lb sugar
Procedure
Remove the yellow part of the peel of the lemons (you may decide not to use all of it - I had only 3 lemons that I used for this purpose) and keep it aside. Remove the rest of the peel (the white part) and toss it. Cut the lemon pulp in pieces and put it in a bowl, together with the juice that came out during the cutting operation. Remove all the seeds, and pour the sugar on the pulp and juice mixuture. Let it rest for 24 hours. Cut into small pieces the yellow part of the skin that you saved. Bring a little bit of water to boil (just enough to cover these pieces), add the yellow skin pieces and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and let it sit for 24 hours. Once the 24 hours are passed, put the pulp/juice/sugar mixture on a stove, add the yellow skin pieces (they should have almost soaked up all the water, so whatever is left is fine) and let it simmer on low heat for about one hour, on unless the jelly thickned. Can and rest for at least 24 hours before eating.

It's really good. In the following picture it's on a piece of oat/rye bread that I made.. delicious combination!

6 comments:

chanit said...

Hi !
It's my first visit here..
As I love Italian food, and baking Breads ,I found your Blog very interesting
, thanks for sharing :-)

chemcookit said...

Thank you for visiting! And as I already told you, I love your blog, you have so many great recipes there :)

Amit said...

Marta,
That sounds yummy. Do you have the recipe for the oat/rye bread on the blog? I love rye bread, and would request a recipe for it when you have time. :)

Cheers,
-Amit

chemcookit said...

Hey Amit!
I was thinking to add it - just need to get back to the computer where I had the picture of it. Hopefully that'll happen soon!

ahuva said...

Dear Marta,
I'm greatful for your wonderful site, and more than that, I admire your sharing impulse!
That's no wonder, since I'm a big italian fan!
I love the people, the country, and the culture (which, in my opinion, includes the food!)
I guess I love everything italian!
I wonedr why your detailed profile is written in Greek on my computer!
Is it just my computer which makes the translation?
Wishing you all the best,
Ahuva

chemcookit said...

Hello Ahuva!
Thanks for checking out my blog and for leaving such a nice comment!
The fact that my profile is in Greek on your computer is so funny! I definitely see it in English on mine. :) Unfortunately, I don't know much Greek... :) Are you Greek?