Black limes…….yea the first time I saw one I swore the person was playing a game with me, and it was a lime that was left in the walk-in for a bit too long at the restaurant. However with some trusty research they are real and one of the best hidden gems I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
A black lime is actually a persian lime that has lost all of its moisture content from being dried in the sun for a long period of time. While traditionally used in middle eastern cooking the deep black interiors with the shine of black onyx and and the sweet citrusy outer layers have found their way into some of the best kitchens all over the globe. Used whole, sliced or ground this spice is nothing short of one of the most unique to add into your repertoire.
What you will need:
- Black limes 1 Each (Ground fine)
- Roasted garlic 4 Each
- Safflower oil 2 Cups
- White balsamic 3/4 Cup
- Honey 2 Tablespoons
- Salt 1 Tablespoon
- Pepper 1/2 Tablespoon
- Place balsamic, garlic, and honey into a blender and begin to blend on a slow speed.
- Raise to a medium high seed and slowly pour in the oil.
- Add in the salt and pepper then turn off the blender.
A good source to purchase black limes is on Amazon .com Here is a link to one of the brands I use and trust.