Saturday, September 28, 2013

New to Me: Caviar Limes

When I interviewed a (fairly) local farmer who is growing coffee - yes, in California! - I took a look at some of his other products and ordered the one that was new to me: caviar limes. My box from Good Land Organics arrived yesterday and they are fantastic!


Also called 'finger limes' these are a micro-citrus native to Australia. They are referred to as vegan caviar because the flesh is similar in texture but has a distinct lime flavor. Like caviar, the tiny beads burst in your mouth; unlike caviar, the sensation is bright and citrusy versus dark and salty. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy caviar, too. But these limes are phenomenal. Think lime but multiply its intensity by fifty and add an herbaceous aroma. It reminds me of a Kaffir lime. Sort of. If you can get your hands on any, try it and tell me what you think.

So far, I've used them in a cocktail. You'll see that recipe soon. And I'm hoarding the rest...until I can come up with a unique way to feature them. Stay tuned!

3 comments:

  1. These are so cool! I really want to find them and try them out! :)

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  2. Oh wow....those sound tasty. I must go on a search....

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  3. I'm afraid the spot prawns are unlikely in Minnesota, but I know I can get prawns. Never heard of caviar limes before, the search begins! Looks perfect with Champagne!

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