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Jun 8, 2008 04:48 PM

What to do with a 5 pound bag of limes?

Well, limes at the supermarket were 89 cents each, so I bought a 5 pound bag of limes at Costco instead for $5.75! Problem is my recipe only called for two limes, so I now have 27 remaining limes! I'll be using several for a black bean dip recipe from this board and I'd rather not sure the rest for limeade. What ideas do you have?

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  1. Make up a batch of lime curd, mix it with softened vanilla ice cream, stuff between big soft molasses ginger cookies and freeze for the most scrumptious ice cream sammiches.

    1. You could set aside the ones you'll use fresh, zest the others, then juice them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays til solid, then store in zip lock bags.

      1. Next time, don't go to Costco. Try one of the Mexican supermarkets or the 99 Cent store. I don't think you'll have to pay more than 99cents/lb.

        Just juice the other 4# and freeze, you'll never make it thru 5# before they start to go off.

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        1. re: mlgb

          Pittsburgh, PA here, we have one Mexican specialty store that I know of, no Mexican supermarkets to speak of.

        2. basil lime chicken
          guacamole with loads of lime juice
          various lime alcoholic pitchers, with lime slices

          1. Jose Cuervo and Adolphe Cointreau would possibly have a few ideas...