More often than not, my limes are hard as a rock and yield little juice and a very sore hand. Maybe I should start picking out my own rather than buying the bag? Making dinner the other night, trying to come up with a solution, I remembered a tip my friend Meghan taught me a couple years ago. And it worked like magic. Using the tip of a sharp knife, poke a small slit in the lime and microwave for about 30 seconds. The lime will come out juicy and maleable. Same rule also applies to lemons.
Worked like a charm!! had to decrease the time to 23 seconds before the lemons “blew”. Squeezed them all and put them in ice cube trays (1 TBLS each section) and froze them.
Smart idea, Lynn! Love that!
since i have a no microwave kitchen (not based in any science I have read- it’s just a thing i do…), i set them on counter, apply pressure with my hand, and roll them before cutting… it’s what the bartender’s did during my years of waiting tables…and it works well! i think it might break down some of the fibers inside that would otherwise hold in the juice, leaving it soft and ready to go. ps thomas and I were totally discussing this topic just this wednesday night- he had a slice of hard lime and an open corona. no bueno. love to you, Kev, and your wee one!
One of my friends taught me this trick a little while ago, and I couldn’t believe how well it worked!
No way?!? Totally trying that with the next green rock. Cool.