Flavoring Your Cooking With Fresh Lime Juice
Nothing is able to add to your grilled meats and pan-seared vegetables like tasting a hint of lime after they’re done being prepared, and even better than concentrated lime is the taste of adding freshly squeezed lime juice to your marinades and mixed vegetables. Limes have been used for many years to add a bold and unique flavor to meals around the world, and they are a great way to get your friends wanting more.
Using fresh lime juice is a little bit more expensive than purchasing the bottles of concentrated lime from your local grocery market, however when compared side by side in terms of flavor, fresh wins every single time. Ultimately, getting limes from a local produce vendor or farmer’s market is the best way to ensure that you are getting the highest quality, however that is not always an option. A lot of larger retailers buy produce from local farmers and if you have lime production in your home town you could have access to top-notch fruit juice.
In order to maintain the freshest limes in your home, you should never keep a very large inventory in your cupboards. Though the juice is very versatile and able to be used in a wide array of different cuisines, a small amount can go a very long way and thus unless you are cooking for a large group of people all of the time, you will end up wasting a good deal of the potential flavor.
Apart from simply adding the juice to the items you are going to cook, lime is a great flavor for mixed drinks whether they be alcoholic or not. You can use it to create lime-aid to cool off on a hot summer day, and you can also add cherries, strawberries, and mango to create delicious, fruit-infused drinks.