Lime Sugar Recipes
- 1 1/2 cups white, granulated sugar
- 3 Limes
Zest the limes by removing the colored skin (not the white part). Combine the peel (zest) and sugar. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and let rest in a warm spot to dry. If it isn't too humid, drying should take from six to eight hours. Pour the mixture into a jar with a tight fitting lid to cure for a few weeks (three or four). Shake the jar every couple of days. The aroma should alert you that the sugar is ready to go. For a nicer product, strain the sugar to remove the lime zest.
Sugar is a stable and easy ingredient to use as a base for herbal seasonings. It's a natural antibacterial agent, and if it clumps, all you have to do is give it a couple of turns in an herb or coffee grinder.
Lime sugar will keep indefinitely. Just remember to keep the jar lid on tight.