caviar limes

I read about this intriguing citrus in some food magazine, but it wasn’t until my recent visit to the Santa Barbara farmers’ market that I saw them for sale. They are indeed diminutive in size, but are full of flavor. Originally found in the Australian bush they are now being cultivated on a commercial basis.

A little squeeze on a ripened lime and the little caviar-like pearls will pop out. Upon tasting them the pearls pop in your mouth and taste like a mixture of lemon and lime. The rind was also flavorful and I imagine that this fruit would liven up any number of cocktails.

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