lemons & limes - tell me what I can do with them

(16 Posts)
roundabout1 Sat 06-Apr-13 22:24:56

I bought them last week & they are going to turn for the worst soon. What can I make with them. I sometimes shove a lemon inside a roast chicken or make lemon drizzle cake. What for the limes though? TIA

Bjxa21 Sat 06-Apr-13 22:33:16

I don't have a recipe, but key lime pie? Mexican cookery also uses limes a lot. Or maybe a v limey g&t? Or mojitos? Or caipirinhas? (Sorry most are booze based suggestions, guess I'm missing it more than I thought, 17 weeks pg!)

TeamEdward Sat 06-Apr-13 22:34:01

Margeritas!

TeamEdward Sat 06-Apr-13 22:35:20

Juice them and freeze in ice cube trays.
You can also zest the fruits and freeze.

Was going to say lemon cake.
Deffo margaritas.
Guacamole with the limes, or a salsa - or I quite often squeeze in the juice of a lime when making a chilli.
Lime juice is nice in diet coke too.

LaVitaBellissima Sat 06-Apr-13 22:36:11

Yes lime in G&T's or rum & cokes

You could make a stir fry, a good squeeze of lime is fab on noodles, pad Thai or coconut based soups

You could chop the limes into slices and freeze them in water. Ice cubes with lime!

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 07-Apr-13 01:01:26

You could make lemon curd or lime curd?
Preserved lemons? To use in arabic-esque cuisine?
Lemon pickle (Jamie had a recipe that looked AMAZING on the 30 minute meals show)

Bartlebee Sun 07-Apr-13 01:07:51

Lemon & lime cream pie. Gorgeous & easy.

Mind you, I buy lemons & limes for display purposes & throw them out.

duchesse Sun 07-Apr-13 01:19:50

Lemon/lime curd. Nothing like home made- it's fab!

Yy to preserved (salted) lemons - fantastic in tagines

LittleFeileFooFoo Sun 07-Apr-13 01:33:31

You can juice them to wash the counter, it would smell nice!

But Margaritas are by far the best option. Even if you only have vodka!

AnimatedDad Sun 07-Apr-13 07:12:42

Have you thought about marmalade?

Taffeta Sun 07-Apr-13 07:18:56

Tarte au citron
Marmalade
Curd
Lemon and lime drizzle cake
Or.....lime and coconut cake and lemon drizzle tray bake

Or just slice them all up and freeze. Fantastic frozen slices for drinks, esp in the summer.

Slainte Sun 07-Apr-13 07:22:22

Lime mousse pe:

200g digestives
100g butter.
200ml double cream
1 tin condensed milk
4 or 5 limes.

to make base.
crush biscuits to crumbs.
melt butter.
pour butter on biscuits. mix well.
line 8 inch tin with biscuit mixture. sides too. make sure to squash in well with say back of spoon. put in fridge for at least 1 and half hours

squeeze juice from limes
whip cream. pour in condensed milk. folding in. give a quick whisk. stop. pour in juice while gently whisking. give one quick whisk at end. spoon in mixture.
leave to set in fridge for at least an hour.

eat ALONE with a large spoon. 😊

roundabout1 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:38:02

Thanks for all the suggestions. I did the greedy thing & made the lime mousse pie, thanks for the recipe slainte - was yummy, the diet starts now, well perhaps after the weekend blush

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