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 Makrut 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!