( Preserved lime. )
Ancient fruit; lime is one of the most important ingredients in Khmer Krom cuisine, fresh lime juice make great refreshment drinks and desserts.
Preserved lime is excellent for cooking.
In medicine, our people use preserved lime for treatments of dehydrated and upset stomach. At my house, we may run short of many items but one item we always have is a jar of preserved limes. If you ever get sick and your mouth canít taste anything, or canít keep anything down, try our Khmer Krom preserved lime drink. Youíll be please with the result.
Preserved lime is very easy to make.
- Ingredients :
- 6 Fresh limes
- 9 Cups water
- ľ Cup of salt
- Procedures :
Put limes in a basket or colander, and put it out the sun. Sun-dried limes for 2 to 3 days.
In a large pot, mix salt with 6 cups water, cook and stirs till salt dissolved, add limes in salty water, cook limes till it color turns evenly to brownish yellow. Removes boiled limes from the pot, but keep salted water in the pot and set a side till it completed cool down .
Take dried limes and put it in a jar or container, pour boiled salted water over till cover limes. To keep limes stays beneath the surface, take several bamboo skewers, cut it to the length of the jar.
Inserts several bamboo skewers in the jar to presses limes down.
Closed the lid and continue to sun-dried the jar of limes for 6 more days before it ready to use.
Preserved lime can stores in refrigerator up to six months.
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.