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Your best dinner recipe involving limes, please

I just scored a reduced produce bag of limes. It was great timing as I wanted to make guacamole with some of last weeks avocadoes. We don't eat sweets, was hoping to find a few good dinner recipes using limes. Any great ones stand out in your memory?

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  1. ceviche is good if you have fresh fish

    1. Lime chicken soup involving lightly poached chicken in broth and poached zucchini, sweet pepper, red onion, button mushrooms, seasoned with lime juice and served with a bunch of garnishes like sour cream, jack cheese, cilantro and crushed tortillas. I can elaborate if you are interested.

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        1. re: kmlmgm

          Lime chicken soup

          6c chicken broth
          1 ¹/² c cubed raw chicken
          1/2 cred pepper

          1. re: kmlmgm

            i am having trouble posting. I will try later when i get back from my errands

            1. re: kmlmgm

              Lime chicken soup
              6 c chicken broth
              1 1/2 c cubed raw chicken
              1/2 c red pepper
              1/2 c red onion
              1/2 sliced button mushrooms
              1 small jar diced pimentos
              1/2 zucchini
              1 clove garlic minced
              1 diced jalapeno
              add in chicken to simmering broth and jalapeno. Simmer a few minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients minus the pimentos and mushrooms. Simmer a few more minutes and add the pims and mush. Cover and turn off heat.
              Crushed tortilla
              Sour cream
              Green onion
              Lime wedg

              Before serving soup squeeze in two whole limes or more to taste. Put every garnish in bowls and let people go at it.
              Very simple, light and satisfying.

              1. re: suzigirl

                And jack or cheddar cheese for garnishes also. And you can sub croutons for tortilla chips

          2. I was going to suggest ceviche but TroyTempest beat me to it.

            Fajitas and margaritas?

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            1. re: tzurriz

              This was going to be my suggestion. Limes go in the guac, in the salsa, directly on the finished fajitas and into the margaritas. Also, once the guac and salsa is put together it's fast, easy and delicious.

            2. Make a marinade with fresh lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Marinade your favorite meat in it and grill it.

              1. Shrimp ceviche (I steam for a few minutes before putting in the lime juice) or lime soup. Yum!

                1. Thai curries generally need plenty of lime.

                  1. I'm a fan of the recipe for Turmeric Chicken with Sumac from The New Persian Kitchen.

                    1. A black bean salad will use the juice of one or two limes. I never make it the same way twice using whatever other veg and herbs are on hand. Here's a recipe that you can use.

                      1. grilled shrimp, seared scallops, lime cocktails and lime juice ice cubes (for all sorts of uses).

                          1. re: linguafood

                            Wow! That sounds fabulous! How spicy is it (with the Scotch Bonnet Pepper sauce) and have you ever tried substituting for the Scotch Bonnet Pepper sauce with any success?

                            Wait, is this the recipe there's an entire thread for?


                            1. re: The Dairy Queen

                              Replying to myself: yes, there's an entire love-thread devoted to this chicken:



                          2. Citrus Marinated Chicken

                            1 whole fryer, cut into 8 pieces
                            1 med onion, diced
                            1 lime, rind grated and juiced
                            1 lemon, rind grated, and juiced
                            1 orange, rind grated, and juiced
                            1/4 cup olive oil
                            1/4 cup maple syrup
                            1 T freshly grated ginger

                            Season chicken with s & p, garlic if desired. Combine remaining ingredients in 9X13 casserole dish, Add chicken, coat well. Dover and marinate in fridge for minimum 3 hours, or overnight.

                            Preheat broiler or grill slowly drizzling marinade over chicken as needed to keep it moist. Boil any remaining marinade for 5 minutes, serve in sauce boat. Serve with rice and salad. You can garnish with supremes of orange, if desired.

                            1. Larb. Probably just about any recipe will do, but here's one from epicurious. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...


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                              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                Will have to give this a try... I have a lime tree that is loaded with baby limes

                              2. I make Thai inspired coleslaw. Dressing equal part some lime juice, sugar and fish sauce. I add a little oil, garlic to taste and mint. I usually put cabbage, carrots, julienned mangos, red onions, tomatoes and chilis in a bowl and dress it. It is delicious served with sticky rice and Korean barbq. Not authentic but really delicious.

                                1. Simple chicken breast prep - marinate in lime and fresh rosemary for about 30 minutes, then grill/broil.

                                  1. A pork roast studded with garlic, add some cumin and lime juice to it along with some salt and pepper.

                                    There are many Thai recipes that use lime (along with coconut).

                                    You could also make a batch of black bean soup which uses lime too.

                                    Lime zest is nice in sour cream when you are using it as a condiment for tacos.

                                    1. Jerk Chicken, Laarb, Yum woonsen would be my three suggestions :)