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Dec 5, 2004 01:28 AM

Things to make with limes?

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I have really enjoyed the lime tree we planted when we moved into our new home last year, but the SoCal season is ending and I haven't been able to keep up with the crop. What interesting things can I make with about a dozen or 15 ripe limes??

I mean........ beside Daiquiris and Margaritas.

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  1. Lime juice is great in's a recipe that combines soy sauce and lime juice with some fresh herbs for a knock-out recipe, Southwestern Lime Chicken. The ancho chile sauce is very good, but I've made it with 1 or 1 1/2 canned chipotles in adobo instead of the dried anchos and to us, it's better. But have also made the dish without the chile sauce once or twice...the marinade is the best part here, my opinion. After marinating, you can pour the liquid into a saucepan and boil it gently til it reduces a bit and serve on the table OR you can brush more of it on the chicken while it's on the grill. (just don't use it raw!) Link for recipe below.


    1. I second the recipe that Val just referenced. It's delicious.
      You can also, squeeze the limes and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. After frozen, you can put them in a zip lock bag & have them ready when you need a tablespoon or so for a recipe!

      1. This is a cheater's way to lime mint sorbet...juice about 15 limes. Put the juice with a can of Coco Lopez (what IS that stuff - sweetened coconut milk for cocktails, I guess) and a bunch of mint leaves (the more the merrier, IMO) in a blender. Blend until the mint is tiny pieces of green. Taste. Should be obnoxiously sweet. It will taste less sweet as it freezes.

        Put in a bowl and put in freezer. Stir every 15 minutes or so with a spatula, scraping frozen part back into unfrozen. In a couple hours, it should all be frozen and ready to have as dessert with Thai or other spicy food. Artery clogging but good.

        1. Marmalade?

          1. Key Lime Pie? Even if they're not Key Limes, regular (Persian?) limes are pretty tasty in pie.


            Do limes work in lemon curd recipes? I've always wondered.

            Risotto with asparagus (or any veg) and lime juice & zest stirred in near the end.

            Substitute lime juice for vinegar or lemon juice in your usual vinaigrette.


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            1. re: Tom Meg

              Lime curd does work and is delicious. Also lime juice can be frozen for later use.