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Hello, everyone!

I was taken in by a huge bag of limes at Costco because I like to add them to salsa/guacamole/other Mexican dishes. However, it's been a week, and I still have most of the limes. Any ideas for how I can efficiently use up a good number of them?

If not, I guess I'll just squeeze/zest them all and freeze the results for future use. But a recipe would be nice, too--we're talking a LOT of limes, here. TIA!

Millie's picture

(post #65529, reply #1 of 34)

Lime pie would be a nice place to start!  

Wolvie's picture

(post #65529, reply #2 of 34)

good idea - or just some lime curd that freezes well and can be used for lots of things.


I would definitely freeze any extra zest.


Also - if you like thai or other asian dishes, and you want to add some lime juice / zest to them, it's usually a plus. You can, in a pinch, substitute it for kaffir lime. Not the same flavor, but - when you must substitute, it's the closest. :-)


Also - this sauce is a TDF for so many things - it will use up a few limes for you if you don't have kaffir leaves, and even if you do, it's great using regular limes:


http://www.ming.com/simplyming/showrecipes2003/recipe10112003.htm



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Edited 2/24/2006 6:59 am ET by Wolvie

 

Gretchen's picture

(post #65529, reply #3 of 34)

lime-cello.  Uses the zest and then you can still have the juice.

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sbsterling's picture

(post #65529, reply #4 of 34)

I had to stop buying the bags from Costco because I was having the same problem. Of course, now, when I buy a handful at the grocery store I run out. Looks like there are some good suggestions here, maybe I'll give the bag another shot.

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RuthWells's picture

(post #65529, reply #5 of 34)

Mojitos use limes up pretty quickly, 'specially if you invite some friends over!

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meowow's picture

(post #65529, reply #6 of 34)

Great ideas everyone!! Keep 'em coming, but I will definitely use a few of these. We're talking like 30 limes at LEAST.

meowow's picture

(post #65529, reply #7 of 34)

ooooh...and we are having friends over tonight! BLESS YOU! LOL

Tana's picture

(post #65529, reply #8 of 34)

I'm sure someone probably mentioned it above, but if they did I missed it. When I buy too many lemons and limes, I juice them and then freeze the liquid in ice cube trays. After they're set, I transfer them to a zip top bag. It's so convenient to have a big bag of lemon or lime juice cubes in the freezer.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65529, reply #16 of 34)

Great minds, great minds....

I was going to suggest just that!

Of course, Brazilian caipirinhas come a close second - perfect for this weekend, since it's CARNIVAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

 


 


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Wolvie's picture

(post #65529, reply #28 of 34)

hmmm - I knew we forgot something. ;-)

 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

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(post #65529, reply #30 of 34)

Good lord, I'd be in even worse shape today if anyone had pulled out the rum!!  Glad to see you're home safely.

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Sondra's picture

(post #65529, reply #9 of 34)

I buy these large bags, and zest the limes or lemons (freeze in tiny plastic containers), and then juice and freeze in half cup increments for later use.  Works great!  And, I really love it when I am making curd, and don't have to go through the time consuming task of zesting and juicing.

pamilyn's picture

(post #65529, reply #10 of 34)

I buy bags of limes at our ethnic store really cheap. I feeze them whole and just microwave them when needed. I can zest them frozen too. They juice really easy this way. Pamilyn

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(post #65529, reply #11 of 34)

Who would have thought! It's a tip, send it in.

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meowow's picture

(post #65529, reply #12 of 34)

oh, AWESOME. I'm doing this. Easiest thing. I was dreading zesting and juicing all those little buggers anyway!

Sondra's picture

(post #65529, reply #13 of 34)

Wow, an even shorter shortcut!!  I love it, gonna try it tomorrow!

Madeleine's picture

(post #65529, reply #14 of 34)

Does that freezing them whole thing work with the lemons too? 

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pamilyn's picture

(post #65529, reply #15 of 34)

Yuppydoodle.....

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Wolvie's picture

(post #65529, reply #29 of 34)

truly learn something new every day!!


Definitely send that in as a  tip - I would never have thought of freezing citrus whole like that.


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

butterscotch's picture

(post #65529, reply #31 of 34)

Pamilyn, this is a brilliant tip that I wish I'd heard about years ago. Thanks for posting it.

pamilyn's picture

(post #65529, reply #33 of 34)

Brilliant????? I just had a bunch of limes and got lazy!!! It works for me.  ;)   Pamilyn

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Adele's picture

(post #65529, reply #17 of 34)

Didn't Charlotte Baker post a lemon brownie type bar?  I remember making it with lime, and it was really good.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

shoechick's picture

(post #65529, reply #18 of 34)

If you're going to juice some and freeze in ice cube trays...I beg you to label them.  I did this all the time until hubby made me a gin and tonic one day and I look down and there's a chicken stock cube floating in it...YUCK!!

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meowow's picture

(post #65529, reply #19 of 34)

Sick! Sounds like something that would happen around here...I have frozen stock cubes, and juice cubes, before. What a disgusting thought!

ashleyd's picture

(post #65529, reply #20 of 34)

What's wrong with that. Food and drink, the complete meal!


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FitnessNut's picture

(post #65529, reply #23 of 34)

Chicken stock ice cube in the gin and tonic....YUK!!!!!! Sounds absolutely gross :-P~

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shoechick's picture

(post #65529, reply #25 of 34)

Yes, it was....Luckily I can tell the difference.... I took one look and down the drain it went...sadly, it was the last of the Gin.

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TracyK's picture

(post #65529, reply #26 of 34)

Ooooh, now THAT'S tragic.


You could have come up with a fancy name for it and marketed it as the next big thing... :-)


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shoechick's picture

(post #65529, reply #27 of 34)

Ugh.... ;)  I was definitely not willing to be the first taste tester.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #65529, reply #21 of 34)

Where are coconut cakes with lime syrup lime syrup recipe when you need it?