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Dec 3, 2007 09:43 AM

I have four kaffir limes. What should I do?

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?


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

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