Minced Lime Peel
Dehydrated lime peel is obtained from the Key, Mexican or West Indian lime. Dehydrated lime is the “zest” of the lime and it is called for in many marinades. Lime peel has a sour, tart smell and is matched by a bitter sweet flavor.
It is essential to Caribbean and South American cuisine as well as many Middle Eastern recipes. Use slightly less or equal amounts of dried lime peel versus fresh as reconstituting can increase the size. To reconstitute, simply soak in warm water for 15 minutes.
Flavor of Minced Lime Peel
This dried zest is bright and citrusy with bitter notes and pairs well with honey, cumin, coriander, and chiles.
Uses of Minced Lime Peel
Try with chicken, pork, marinades, and dressings. Use slightly less or equal amounts versus fresh as reconstituting can increase the size. Reconstitute by soaking in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Minced Lime Peel Recipe
For 2-3 T of mix: Blend 1 T mild chili powder and paprika with 1 t lime peel, 1/2 t dried onion and salt, and 1/4 t dried garlic and makrut lime powder