Looking to make a creative dish with Persian lime? Check out these three great recipes that use Persian lime fruit for unique and flavorful homemade cooking.
Florida is the largest grower of Persian limes today. But these little green fruits made their way from Persia (modern-day Iran) to California in the late 1800s.
Most people are familiar with the Persian lime fruit when it comes to cocktails. They make a great garnish on a gin and tonic. But did you know they are suitable for so much more?
Check out these three creative uses for Persian limes in the kitchen.
1. Lime Chicken
Start by marinating your chicken thighs in lime juice, garlic, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Let them marinate for 30 minutes to 8 hours. Then take them out and place them on a greased baking dish.
Preheat your oven to 425. While you wait, brush your chicken with melted butter. Then bake the chicken for 20 minutes, brush with the marinade, and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
Plate when finished cooking and garnish with some lime zest. Serve your chicken with rice or quinoa.
2. Lime Ice Cream
Grab your blender and pour in the ingredients in the order listed. Some easy mixing and time in the freezer, and you'll be enjoying delicious lime ice cream while experiencing lime's several health benefits.
- 4 oz vanilla non-dairy creamer
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 limes, seeded
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 cup spinach
- 3 cups of ice cubes
Blend the ingredients well by starting low and gradually increasing the speed. Once everything is blended, spoon into a container and place it in the freezer.
To make this recipe a success, make sure you have a powerful blender that can create a creamy and smooth texture.
3. Lime Butter Sauce
Five minutes is all you need to whip up this delicious sauce. Grab 1 clove of garlic, 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, and one stick of butter.
Puree the garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper until its smooth. Then continue to blend while you pour in the melted butter. Blend this mixture until it's emulsified. You should have about three-quarters of a cup of finished sauce.
You can chill this sauce until you're ready to use it. You could roast up some shrimp and pour the sauce over shrimp and rice. Or you could drizzle it over grilled corn.
If you want to add some richness to the sauce, add some cream after the butter. This will thicken up the sauce and give it a smooth, creamy consistency.
This thicker sauce will taste wonderful with roasted chicken. Or you could use it as a Hollandaise replacement for eggs benedict.
Start Cooking with Persian Lime Fruit
Try one of these unique, flavorful recipes with your Persian lime fruit! You could cook chicken for dinner tonight, or ice cream for dessert. Or perhaps you could make a sauce for super easy dinners in the future.
To make the most of Persian limes in your cooking, you can also grow a convenient lime tree indoors or out. Here at US Citrus, we offer both fast-growing Persian lime trees and fresh Persian lime fruit shipped straight to your door!
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