All juiced up

Just another in the [getting longer by the day] list of things I didn’t know: the juice of key limes can be used pretty much interchangeably with regular lime juice.

I’d always thought key limes were “special” somehow — sweeter, maybe – associated as they are with key lime pie. Turns out they are different than their Tahitian or Persian confreres: they’re thicker skinned, with more intensely flavored flesh. I shouldn’t have underestimated their mini proportions, either — they yield a heck of a lot of juice.

Which makes them more than a fitting contender for an avocado smash up. Bring on the tortillas.

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    Tom Aarons said,

    It’s winter here, and limes are one the things that make it all worthwhile! But even if we didn’t ahave the real thing I think your lovely photo might make a pretty good substitute!


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