kaffir lime, oh so hard to get, let alone store

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  1. lynnie joines

    lynnie joines

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    Living in chosen but isolated part of Tasmania, wow, I got some. Like to keep fresh but storage?...Freeze and lose flavour?

    Would there be any point in say storing them in olive oil or some such medium in the fridge?

    I think I've bought enough for a year!!!!

    Help?
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    I freeze mine.  Yes, lose flavor. :(
     
  3. flipflopgirl

    flipflopgirl

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    Zest the peel then dehydrate and freeze.

    then

    Juice the rest and freeze.

    or

    Cut in wheels then dehydrate and freeze.

    No it won't be like having a fresh lime but then again you won't have wasted all of that money.

    mimi
     
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  4. lynnie joines

    lynnie joines

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    Mimi, silly me, I meant kaffir lime leaves etc etc..no problemo with dealing with fruit.
     
  5. butzy

    butzy

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    Freezing is the way to go.
    I have had some in a jar from the shop and they were pretty tasteless.
    I no longer have any problem as I managed to get my hands on 2 trees and now I grow them myself :)
    The only problem is that I can eat the leaves faster than they grow
     
  6. flipflopgirl

    flipflopgirl

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    Not silly.

    Was not even sure what the juice part was used for until I googled.

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    Not very appetizing at all.

    mimi