Aren't they gorgeous? I ended up making the most delicious lime chutney, which is amazing with cheese and a good cracker.
10 ripe yellowed limes 2 tbspns cooking salt 200g raisins
50g sultanas 3 tbspns peanut oil 2 tspns ground cumin
teas ground coriander teas black mustard seeds
½ teas chilli powder ½ teas ground black pepper
5 finely chopped garlic cloves ¼ cup malt vinegar
5cm piece finely chopped ginger 1kg soft brown sugar
Cut limes into 8 pieces each. Place In large glass bowl, sprinkle with the salt
and stir well, cover and leave for 48 hours in cool dark place, stirring
Drain, rinse well and mix with raisins and sultanas. Process in batches in
food processor until coarsely chopped.
Heat oil in large heavy based pan, add cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, chili
powder, black pepper, garlic and ginger. (Don’t overcook ginger or it will
Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until very aromatic.
Add the lime mixture, vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to the boil, stirring until
the sugar dissolves.
Reduce the heat and simmer for ½ hours, stirring occasionally. Pour into
warm sterilized jars and seal.
Makes about 8-9 small jars.