Friday, July 19, 2013

Lime Season?

When is lime season?

According to the Internet, lime season is June through August.  Not sure that's so, but the limes are especially good at Costco right now.  

Bob likes lime juice squeezed in water, but I prefer higher calorie uses. I found a wonderful lime curd recipe over at Spinach Tiger blog that combines lime curd with whipped cream and Pavlovas, little maringue shells. 

I had never made curd before, and this recipe turned out much easier than I expected (I skipped the Pavlovas and the whipped cream). 

I urge you to check out the Spinach Tiger website for the entire recipe. 

Lime Curd

3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
6 tbs lime juice
4 tbs butter

Whisk 3 egg yolks with 1/2 cup white sugar until frothy.  Pour into double boiler, water simmering, add 6 tbs. lime juice and 4 tbs. butter in chunks. Stir constantly until mixture coats a wooden spoon.  Cool in fridge and use as curd.

To me, this lime curd cries out for dark chocolate, and I will be trying a variation of a lime curd and dark chocolate recipe that I found at Former Chef blog

1 comment:

  1. Lime season is...anytime that is quite warm. Barring that, it's anytime lime is in close proximity to gin, vodka, ice and good conversation.