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Jan 12, 2006 06:05 PM

What to do with too many limes?

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I have a huge pile of limes (30 or so) left over from a party that involved fewer caipirinhas than I expected. Now I don't know what to do them. Any ideas?

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  1. Lime sorbet

    Key lime pie

    Lime curd

    Margaritas. You can drink virgin margaritas if you're not looking for a party night. Each margarita uses up at least two limes, sometimes more.

    Send the limes to me...

    1. ah ha! no scurvy for you.

      how about "key" lime pie? or you can make a simple syrup for cocktails. or how about lime curd? lime cheesecake?

      I also like lime squeezed on tacos of any kind, in soups. esp. tortilla soup...mmmm...

      I also like to make dipping sauces with garlic, sugar, fish sauce & chili paste. get some shrimp rolls and you are in business.

      how about a slaw of some kind? ah, lots of possibilites.

      I just love limes.

      1. have a second party, and serve limeade!
        (funny how people don't drink that much at parties... homemade lemonade always gets people worked up more than any hooch)

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        1. re: pitu

          yeah, you could also offer mixers (raspberry, strawberry, etc.) with booze or without. limeade rocks.

        2. I've read that the zest and fresh juice can be frozen...why not do just that and then maybe look up a Key Lime Chicken recipe or take other folk's advice and make a lovely Key Lime Pie? By the way, lime juice and soy sauce make a pretty great marinade for chicken...with some chili powder...and well, if you want such a recipe let me'll need a grill and at this time of year, I know it is not possible for many folk.

          1. Juice them, put the juice into an ice cube tray. When it is frozen take out the cubes and put them in a container in your freezer.

            To get more juice out, roll them on the countertop while pressing down.

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            1. re: Joel Teller

              You are so right--I would freeze that lovely fresh lime juice too.
              Here is a quick recipe for limeade for the original poster: after squeezing limes, measure the juice; add an equal part of sugar. Add 5 parts more of water as the lime juice. This also works for lemons.