Limes are a key ingredient in many cocktails and dishes, so it’s important to know how to cut them properly. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to cut perfect lime wedges every time!
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Lime wedges are the perfect finishing touch to any summer dish, from grilled fish to margaritas. But all too often, they’re poorly cut and end up being more trouble than they’re worth. With this quick and easy technique, you can make sure your lime wedges are perfectly cut every time.
First, start with a fresh lime. If the lime is old or starting to go bad, the wedges will be less flavorful and may even be bitter. Cut off each end of the lime so you have a flat surface to work with.
Next, cut the lime in half lengthwise so you have two long halves. Then, cut each half into three equal wedges. You should now have six perfect lime wedges!
To avoid having your lime wedges turn brown, store them in a sealed container or plastic bag in the fridge until you’re ready to use them. This will keep them fresh and juicy for up to a week.
What You’ll Need
All you need to cut perfect lime wedges is a sharp knife and a cutting board. If you have a citrus reamer, that will come in handy as well.
-1 sharp knife
-1 cutting board
Cut the lime in half crosswise, then cut each half lengthwise into thirds or quarters. If your lime is on the small side, cut it into thirds. If it’s on the larger side, cut it into quarters.
If you’re using a citrus reamer, insert it into each lime wedge and twist to juice the lime. If you’re not using a reamer, you can juice the limes by squeezing them with your hands.
Discard the lime seeds and any pulp that may have come out with the juice. Serve the wedges with your favorite beverage or use them to garnish a dish.
For lime wedges that are both perfectly shaped and easy to cut, follow these simple steps:
1. Start by cutting the lime in half lengthwise. If the lime is particularly small, you may be able to get 3 or 4 wedges out of it.
2. Slice each half of the lime crosswise into 3 or 4 wedges.
3. To make cutting easier, roll each wedge on a cutting board, using your hand to apply gentle pressure.
4. Use a sharp knife to slice through the flesh of the lime, being careful not to cut into the rind. You should now have perfect lime wedges that are ready to be used in any recipe!
We hope you found this guide helpful! Remember, practice makes perfect – the more you cut lime wedges, the better you’ll get at it. And if you’re ever in doubt, just ask your friendly neighborhood produce worker for help.