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Dec 31, 2013 09:34 AM

Ton of Limes

I got a huge bag of limes at Costco. We're making Moscow Mules, but I'm still going to have a lot left over. Any interesting suggestions for how to use them up? Thank you and Happy, Healthy New Year!

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  1. Indian lime pickle-delicious! Just google for recipes

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    1. Lime juice freezes brilliantly as does lime zest. Then you are on your way to lime sorbet, key lime pie or ice cream, and lime jello shots...the latter makes for an interesting conversation starter at a brunch. Also ceviche if you have appropriate fish or other seafood on hand now...I don't think frozen juice would be as useful with raw fish.

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      1. re: LJS

        Thank you. I'll freeze the juice. That is a really good idea.

        1. re: DaisyM

          Freeze in ice cube trays and add it to gin and tonics, vodka and pomegranate, etc.

        2. re: LJS

          In addition to LJS's excellent suggestions, you will find many thai and Vietnamese recipes that use lime, in salad dressings and other sauces, and it is a lovely flavor. I agree that freezing works well, but also agree I wouldn't use frozen for a ceviche.

          1. re: LJS

            If the limes are not organic i would not use the zest....that would be what contains the most pesticides.

          2. Limeade is my summertime drink of choice. Limes also go well with Mexican cuisine: try a slice of lime in black bean soup or tortilla soup. And there's always ceviche - fish marinated in lime juice and chiles until the flesh becomes firm, then eaten raw.

            1. ceviche! I love all kinds but am partial to scallops.

              1. margaritas
                daiquiris (the original lime version!)
                mix it with orange juice for mojo marinade (Cuban)
                Juice it and freeze it
                make a lime version of limoncello

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                  1. re: LaLa

                    won't really use a *lot* of limes, but fair enough.