Sunday, 29 March 2009

Native Limes - Part 3

Yes, I'm still experimenting :)
And this time its a Rocket & Lime salad.
As rocket is fairly peppery, and lime is sour, to balance out the flavours meant that the dressing had to be on the sweet side. The pepperiness of the rocket & sweetness of the dressing are nicely complimented by the bursts of sourness from the limes.
So here is a quick, rough & ready dressing recipe for a Rocket & Lime salad.

1 large handful of wild rocket
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp rice vinegar
3 tsp olive oil
pinch of salt
1 tbls native lime vesicles

In a small bowl dissolve the sugar & salt in the vinegar
Add the oil & whisk to emulsify
Place the rocket in a large bowl
To get the vesicles out of the native lime simply cut the lime in half (they have a fairly tough skin) and squeeze the vesicles out. If the lime is ripe they will ooze out easily.
Add the lime to the leaves
Add the dressing & toss. The vesicles may become slippery & fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Place the salad into a serving bowl & drizzle the vesicles that are left in the original bowl over the salad.
Serve & consume immediately.

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