We all love to discover useful kitchen hacks that cut our kitchen time in half. One of my favorites is a way to get more juice than ever from your limes. Really, this hack can be utilized with any citrus fruit, but I especially find it useful with limes which often render less juice than their citrus counterparts. Here's how it's done:
You can accomplish this one of two ways - first, you can simply zap your lime in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds (below left). Or you can place it directly on the rack of a 300º to 350º oven and let it heat for 7-10 minutes (below right). Actually, this method is particularly useful while you're cooking in the oven anyway and busy with other things.
Remove the lime from microwave or oven and allow it to cool a bit. You'll notice it's somewhat swollen in appearance and has the feel similar to a water balloon. Using a small paring knife, gently make a deep, but small "X" into the lime. Then, hold the lime firmly in the palm of your hand with the "X" facing downward, squeeze juice into a bowl or cup. The result will be the most juice you've ever extracted from a lime!
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