WHAT IS IT?
When you need lime’s appeal, a grated peel of lime is a sublime, richer and darker version of the celebrated citrus in all kinds of dishes, and desserts. SpiceJungle’s minced grind has a wonderful texture that can also provide great mouth feel variations to your dishes.
Dried and granulated lime peel’s fresh and clean aroma evolves into a floral, huskier flavor that only cured lime can offer. Dried, in a sugar, or salt rim of a cocktail, it’s a little bitter crunch, and citrus bite. In a liquid dish.
Wild limes come from the Indonesian archipelago and nearby mainland Asia. Limes are grown in all parts of the world, both outdoors, and in hot houses.
- Used in key lime pie garnish, and crusts.
- Shorbat Adas – dried lime soup;
- Chewy lime bits in lime biscotti;
- Kurdish white beans with tomato and dried lime.
A FEW IMPROVISATIONAL RIFFS:
- Southwestern Chicken Stew with posole, Hatch green chile, and granulated lime;
- Coconut lime curried shrimp draws its darker citrus from dried granulated lime peel;
- Panko-ginger-lime pork tenderloin, or pork-chops, atop spicy peanut ramen;
- Chickalima – My Mexican inspired tomato soup with thinly shredded chicken, cumin, dried granulated lime, and assorted peppers.
Crusaders brought the first limes back to Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. Columbus took citrus seeds to the West Indies on his second voyage in 1493. Those trees’ seeds became the foundation of the limes growing across Mexico, the West Indies, and modern-day Florida.
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