Dried Black Limes 55g


A popular ingredient in Middle Eastern and Persian cuisine. It is made by boiling fresh limes in salt water and then drying them in the sun until they turn black and hard. The drying process imparts a unique flavour profile to the lime, resulting in a tangy, smoky, and slightly sweet taste. Most commonly used for slow-cooking dishes and infuse sauces with complex citrus flavours.

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Bring out the taste of dried black lime:
  1. Aromatic seasoning: Dried black lime is often used as a seasoning in stews, soups, and rice dishes. It adds a distinctive citrusy and earthy flavour to the dishes.
  2. Spice rubs: Crushed or powdered black lime can be used as an ingredient in spice rubs for meats, particularly for grilling or roasting. Combine it with other spices like cumin, coriander, and paprika to create a flavourful rub.
  3. Marinades and dressings: Black lime can be infused into marinades and dressings to add a tangy and exotic taste. Mix it with olive oil, garlic, herbs, and other spices for a flavourful marinade for chicken, fish, or vegetables.
  4. Tea and beverages: Add a whole dried black lime or a few pieces to hot water or tea for a fragrant and refreshing drink. You can also use it to infuse flavour into cocktails or mocktails.
  5. Rice dishes: In Middle Eastern cuisine, dried black lime is often used in rice dishes like pilaf. Add a whole dried lime to the pot while cooking the rice to infuse it with a subtle citrusy flavour.
  6. Sauces and condiments: Ground black lime can be used as an ingredient in sauces, chutneys, and condiments. It can enhance the flavour of tomato-based sauces or be used to create a unique dipping sauce.
  7. Soups and stews: Add a whole or crushed black lime to soups or stews for a tangy and aromatic flavour. It works particularly well in lentil soups or slow-cooked meat stews.

Ingredients: Dried black limes.

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