Small, sour, and incredibly versatile, limes add a bright accent to everything from sugary pies to Thai curries.
The addition of diced mangoes to a puree of roasted chiles delivers heat-defying bursts of sweetness to this deliciously spicy salsa.
Shredded Beef with Lime and Avocado
Slow-cooked, extra-tender beef brisket is tossed with lime, chiles, herbs, and cheese, then topped with avocado slices for an incredible taco filling.
Key Lime Pie
Tart, refreshing key lime pie topped with a layer of chilled whipped cream is a summer classic.
Grilled Spot Prawns with Finger Lime and Basil
Spot prawns are so sweet and tasty on their own that they only need a simple sauce, making this finger lime dressing a delightful accompaniment. Guests will be licking the shells and their fingers to get more citrusy crunch and pop from the “lime caviar,” and that’s what you want.
Finger limes, sometimes called “the caviar of citrus,” add tartness and balanced sweetness to this rich dish of seared scallops in decadent beurre blanc sauce.
Kaffir Lime Sour with Ginger
This tart, spiced cocktail, the winner of our 2011 Home Cook Challenge Cocktail contest, was inspired by a cocktail that winner Mo Lyon sampled at Seattle’s now-closed Licorous. It’s Thai-inspired flavors pair beautifully with Southeast Asian food; it’s also perfect on its own as an afternoon sipper.
Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this dish can be used as a rub on pork, goat, fish, and vegetables, as well as chicken.
Baja Ceviche Tostadas
Inspired by the street foods of coastal city Ensenada, the tostada is topped with the perfect combination of citrus, spicy chiles, and fresh marinated seafood. See the recipe for Baja Ceviche Tostadas »
A refreshing, non-alcoholic drink, the lime rickey offers up a bit of sweet cold lime heaven, well worth the labor of making it.
Key Lime Pie
Condensed milk and Key lime juice serve as the base of this Floridian classic.
A light dusting of confectioners’ sugar tempers the intense lime pucker of these creamy bars.