When I saw today’s sale on Gilt Taste, I was a little surprised. “Finger Limes- what in the hell are those? How have I never heard of anything that sounds so… commonplace?” At which point I decided, I would share this glory AND why re-write something that is perfectly written, especially by Helen Rosner.
Two stories in SAVEUR’s November issue mentioned finger limes, and now I’m obsessed with them: garnishing a pour of good tequila, or with thin-sliced smoked salmon in lieu of capers. They’re the best pop-rocks in the world.
-Helen Rosner, SAVEUR Web Editor
These rare, gherkin-size beauties charm with their elegant nickname (“caviar limes”) and an incredible texture: Split one open lengthwise and spoon out a few pearls. As with caviar, the tiny beads inside pop in your mouth, releasing a splash of bright, tart juice. Dazzle guests by using them as garnishes on ceviches, crudos, cocktails or your best Key lime pie.