A few weeks ago we posted on our Instagram account and asked people for their tips for how to use kaffir limes.
The responses were so great I wanted to share them here. So, here are 12 ways to use kaffir limes and the users who recommended them. Thanks Pipsters!
1. Make a fancy drink
@deb.bowen suggests: “As with all citrus, infused in vodka!”
2. The perfect Massaman
@foodculture1 assures us that their “… massaman curry paste isn’t the same without kaffir lime zest”
3. Sweet smelling hair
@saintnicko loves it for hair. They said “I have washed my hair with kaffir limes. Smells great!” and here’s how: “I simply just halved and squeezed/rubbed halves into my hair. Massaged into hair and scalp, then rinsed. I had heard it was a good scalp treatment.”
4. Kaffir Lime Kombucha
@jadejohnson84 suggested slicing the fruit and adding it to Kombucha with ginger and kiwi. Yum!
5. Fresh and clean
@vanravyn reckons the zest is amazing in vinegar for cleaning. We are trying this!
6. Preppers dream
@renee.ssance reminded us to freeze the leaves to use in curries all year.
7. Almond Indulgence
@2bellestreet makes an Almond Apple Teacake with Kaffir & Cardamon Syrup! OMG we are coming to your house.
8. Lady marmalalde
@cup_full_of_crazy makes Kaffir Lime Marmalade. Get your piping hot sourdough toast ready!
9. Zesty Yes!
@cup_full_of_crazy is also crazy about the zest in pretty much everything: cooking, baking, roasting or even preserving.
10. Zesty Chook
@bear_loves_dove puts a whole lime inside the chook before roasting. This sounds so amazing!
10. Pickle perfect
@domesticgoddess reckons Kaffir Lime Pickle is the go.
11. Bathing in Kaffirs for mums and bubs
@soyoulikecoffee is a bathtime goddess and puts sliced Kaffir Limes in the bath. She also recommends this in particular for new mothers and babies.
12. Cleaning with kaffirs
@anahitahollings cuts hers up and leaves them soaking in vinegar for a few weeks. Then strains it and puts in in a spray bottle as a cleaner. This must smell amazing.
Love your Makruts
And a final note from @the_gardeners_luck who has read that “the name kaffir was a racial slur. Apparently Makrut is a more respectful term for these fragrant beauties”.
Happy Makrut-ing 🙂