HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it

I have four kaffir limes. What should I do?

metaphora Dec 3, 2007 09:43 AM

They fell off my kaffir lime tree a week ago and have been sitting resentfully in the fridge ever since. I can't let them rot. I think I'll get more zest than juice out of them. What recipes do y'all like that use about 4T of lime zest?


  1. rabaja Dec 3, 2007 10:03 AM

    You could zest them into sugar, rub the oils of the fruit into the sugar and then make a caramel saucetart filling. Topped with meringue, the kaffir flavor is lovely.

    1. m
      mlgb Dec 3, 2007 10:17 AM

      Use the zest anyplace you would also use the leaves, e.g. stir fries, soups, salads, etc. Start with a little bit at a time as the flavor is quite intense.

      The juice is best used very sparingly.

      1. l
        LeslieB Dec 3, 2007 02:07 PM

        If I had a handful of kaffir limes I would be making Tom Ka Gai. Yum.

        1. o
          ozhead Dec 3, 2007 02:13 PM

          "I have four kaffir limes. What should I do?"


          Show Hidden Posts