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Yuzu juice.. how much?

vchase Jul 4, 2011 02:32 PM

Looking to swap out lime juice in a key lime pie for yuzu juice that I picked up in NYC. Normally I use around a half a cup of fresh lime juice and just am not sure how much of the yuzu to use. It's a really tiny bottle from Kalustyans, 3.3 oz that cost $20 so I'm hoping I can get away with a few tablespoons but am deferring to the Hounds here. Thanks!

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    jjjrfoodie Jul 4, 2011 04:41 PM

    I don't think it would be a matter of quantity but more a level of tartness/balance of flavors issue.

    I have several Ponzu dipping sauces including a homemade one that uses yuzu juice, but depending upon acidity and tartness, a 1:1 substitution with straight lime juice may not be advised (much like a 1:1 swap from lime to lemon juice is often ill advised) , especially in a sweet offereing

    Not that that sub. is not possible, but the strength of your yuzu and its acidity and sourness will dictate it's quantity, and really just a side by side tasting of lime juice and your yuzu should give you what you need. Especially at the price you paid.

    If not 1:1 swap to your taste buds , my guess it that you will likely need to cut it with some lime juice in the end.

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