Buy Lime (Dried)
Milled and blended in Hong Kong.
Regency dried limes are exquisitely aromatic, and one of the best smelling herbs we know. A single lime is enough to flavour and scent a large loaf of bread, or 2-3 cups of rice. It has a sweet, citrus taste that's sharp at first and also leaves a long lasting flavour. Perfect for any slow cooked dishes, or those that are cooked in a lot of liquid. The lime can also be easily powdered and sprinkled on top salads, breads, or anything you can think of!
Lime (Dried) Cooking Notes:
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Persian, Arabic, Central American
Food Pairings: Bread, curries, soups, rice, stuffing, chicken, fish, chillies, garlic, fenugreek, coriander, mushrooms
Serving size: 1 lime if using whole is enough to flavour an entire dish for 6-8 servings. 0.5 grams if powdering.
Flavour: Sugar, Lime, Caraway
Usage: Use dried lime near start of cooking process for slow cooked tagines and curries. Powder to sprinkle on breads, or mix into dry dishes before cooking.
Lime (Dried) Technical Notes:
Quality*: Grade AA, Brown
Appearance: Around 2-5 grams per lime. Average lime will be around 3 grams.
Also known as: Citrus aurantifolia, नीबू, नींबू, NIBU, NIMBU, LIMOO, AMANI, 青檸乾
Industry Knowledge: Dried limes are an ancient spice used in numerous Arab and Central American dishes. They are most commonly used to add a sour note to food either by putting them in whole to stews and liquid based dishes, or by powdering. Powders can also be sprinkled onto just about any dish, and has greatly influenced Persian and Arabic cuisine today. The most popular variety is the Persian dried lime due to it's affordability, however the taste of Persian limes pales in comparison to the ancient Somalian or Guatemalan variety of the spice. Here, the sweetness of the lime is more pronounced, something not possible in the Persion limes and normally only found in fresh limes. Additionally, the aroma of a single small lime can perfume an entire dish. In fact, it's so aromatic that it can be smelt from a meter away, and doesn't even need to be closely sniffed! There are other differences between the Somalian and Guatemalan types, including colour and drying methods. This season, we prefer Somalian.
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Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
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