A long time ago my grandma Pancha taught me how to pick the best limes:
Avoid limes with a rough or ‘corrugated’ peel, like this one:
Look for limes with a smooth peel, like this one:
See the difference?
Size doesn’t matter, but colour does! Ideally look for a bit of yellow among all that green:
I thought I knew it all when it came to limes, but it turns out there is always something new to learn. This week I took a cooking class with Chef Heidi Fink, who shared her secret on how to cut limes to get the most juice out of them: basically the idea is to cut wedges around the core of the lime, like so:
This way you get an incredible amount of juice out of each wedge, and you can even ‘wring’ the centre for a little extra!