How To Cut A Lime

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jim Davis from Harris Teeter demonstrates how to Cut A Lime

    Jim Davis: Hi! I am Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I am going to show you now how to cut a lime. I've got a nice, green Persian lime and a microplane zester. Just put the zester against to peel and rub it lightly and it just pulls of all that beautiful bright green lime zest. Remember, we don't want the bitter white part underneath; just the beautiful green part on top. Just like that and that is how you zest the lime. Lime slices are typically used for garnish. So we want to cut them rather thin with a sharp knife, just like that. Nice thin slices. Remember, the two different kinds of limes; there are Persian limes and Key limes. These bright green ones are Persian limes. We are going to slice it, few more slices over here and that is how you slice a lime. We will take a couple of thin slices off of our peeled lime, like that. Every once in a while, you want to slice it like that, don't worry about it, another thin slice. We take this thin slice and we cut it from the center to the edge of the peel, just like that and we lay it on our plate just like that. It makes a very good little garnish. We take the same slice of lime, cut it the same way and then we hang it over the edge of our glass and that's a lime garnish.

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