Preserved Key Limes
from Food in Jars
- Cut up key limes into quarters
- Mix cut limes with a generous amount of kosher/sea salt till coated
- Cram into a glass container
- Cover limes with lime juice (bottled or hand squeezed)
- Once covered with juice, they fermented happily on the kitchen counter a little less than a month. If you choose to make these, know that your time could vary from mine. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen, the amount of salt you used and the fruit’s ripeness, they could be ready sooner or later.
Make sure to put a small saucer or plate under the jar while they “cook” as there’s always a little bit of leaking brine with this kind of preserve. Once they are to your liking, pop into the fridge where they will keep for up to a year.