Lemon and Lime Juice

Lemons or limes
Ice cube trays

Watch for lemons and limes to go on sale, when prices are the lowest of the season, buy a large quantity and juice them all. Juice can be frozen in ice cube trays, then transferred to Ziploc bags for later use (it is best to store the juice in a deep freeze). 1 ice cube = 1 TBSP of juice (or the juice of half a lime). A few favorite uses for lemon and lime juice are marinades, sauces, gravies, lemonade, salsa, avocado salsa, and savory lime chicken.

1 medium lemon = approximately 2 to 3 TBSP of lemon juice
1 medium lime = approximately 2 TBSP lime juice
1 medium orange = approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup juice

I purchased a $30.00 citrus juicer attachment for my Bosch mixer and use that for quickly juicing my lemons, limes and oranges. If you don’t have a juicer, you can always squeeze out the juice by hand. Room-temperature lemons, limes and oranges will yield more juice than those that are refrigerated. Use your palm to roll lemon, lime, or orange around on the counter top a few times before squeezing.

1 comment:

emily said...

I'm getting a Bosch soon and am so excited to know you have one! Hardly anyone I know does.

This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it myself.