Lime Recipes

Limes bring an exotic, oriental feel to recipes - and a fair amount of zing! Try Delia's wonderful Key Lime Pie or cooling Lime and Coconut Jellies or ice cream.

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Coconut and Lime Jellies with a Puree of Mango and LimeServes 4

Coconut and Lime Jellies with a Puree of Mango and Lime

Coconut, lime and mango are all ingredients found in Thailand and, not surprisingly, this easy cheat dessert would slip down really well after a fiery Asian curry.

Lime and Mango Ice CreamMakes 2 pints (1.2 litres)

Lime and Mango Ice Cream

In Thailand, mango is served with lime wedges to squeeze over it, the citrus sharpness cutting through the rich, perfumed flesh of the mango. Here, Delia has combined them to create an ice cream that would be ideal at the end of a Thai meal.

Coconut Ice Cream With Lime SyrupServes 4-6 – makes 1½ pints (850 ml)

Coconut Ice Cream With Lime Syrup

Coconut milk powder is a brilliant ingredient when making coconut ice cream and, along with the lime syrup, gives this refreshing dessert more than a little Thai flavour.

Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper VinaigretteServes 2 as a light lunch, or 4 as a starter

Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette

Ideally, this quick and easy storecupboard recipe should be enjoyed outside on a warm day: failing that, it will evoke memories of summer with every bite!

Pickled LimesMakes enough to fill a 0.5 litre jar

Pickled Limes

This is a very sharp, concentrated preserve which goes wonderfully with fish, especially Rösti Crab Cakes. It is also good with Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken – but because it's so strong very little is needed. To sterilise the jar, wash it thoroughly

Lemon and Lime MarmaladeMakes five 0.5 litre jars

Lemon and Lime Marmalade

This is a very refreshing marmalade, good wake-up food on a dull morning. Its other advantage is that it can be made at any time of the year. Although this does need fast boiling, the quantity is small enough for a modern hob.

Key Lime PieServes 8-10

Key Lime Pie

This is a very famous recipe from Florida, where a certain special variety of limes called Key limes are used. Their season is short and there aren't enough grown to export; however, the pie tastes just as good with other varieties of lime.

Lemon and Lime Refrigerator CakeServes 6

Lemon and Lime Refrigerator Cake

This recipe was requested via e-mail by Jamie Sherwin. I love having your Cooks' Questions requests, as I haven't made one of these cakes for years and I've forgotten how good it is. Don't forget to start the night before you want it though.

Egg and Lentil Curry with Coconut and Pickled LimeServes 2

Egg and Lentil Curry with Coconut and Pickled Lime

This is one of my very favourite storecupboard recipes. If you always keep a stock of spices and lentils handy and a pack of creamed coconut stashed away in the fridge, you can whip this one up in no time at all. It also happens to be inexpensive and

Coriander and Lime Tartare SauceServes 2

Coriander and Lime Tartare Sauce

Bought tartare sauce isn't a patch on this luscious home-made version - and you won't believe how easy it is to make! Keep it in the fridge for up to a week and serve with anything fishy…

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