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Thu Mar 2nd, 2017

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09:20 pm - Fishy fishy
Need to bear it in mind that cooking is a mood-elevater most of the time. Day spent mostly indoors because cold outside, even if bright and sunny, hence cabin-fevered and coughing. (I cough more when I have the leisure to cough, is why I spent an unpaid 90 minutes at work yesterday. Which exhausted me, but lifted my spirits.) Finally made me cook up the defrosted mahi-mahi with shallots and asparagus and lime juice (too mild: requires lemon.) Then cleaned cutting board and counters and felt accomplished.

Mahi-mahi is fish for people who don't like fish, meaning me. Has the solid feel of chicken and takes on the flavour of anything it's cooked in. No more expensive than haddock (my usual fish) and more versatile.
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Date:March 3rd, 2017 06:01 am (UTC)
Lime juice is milder than lemon? Noted for future ref - thanks. :)
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Date:March 3rd, 2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
May just be the limes I had. But yes, IME, lemon is an obvious taste like catsup, that overwhelms whatever you put it on; lime requires more volume to get the same effect.
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Date:March 3rd, 2017 11:43 am (UTC)
Ooh ... sometimes Limes are 'sourer' (?)/ more tart than lemons though ... probably depends on the kinds of limes ... calamansi (out here most often used when they're still green is quite sour and used often in Asian recipes. Kaffir limes also quite sour, but it's mostly the leaves we use in cooking. Key limes and Persian limes are quite mild, and can even tend to be sweeter. Calamansi is my favourite really.

... I love sourness, Calamansi juice is yummy!

Lemons can be costly out here ... so I think most people stick to the limes. Plus they grow easily out here too.

But yummmmy fish is yummy! Haddock is super tasty but is also expensive here.
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Date:March 3rd, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
How odd. I'd have thought lemons and limes would grow together. Clearly not- now I think of it, Indonesian and Thai dishes don't run to lemons at all.

NAmerican supermarkets have no notion that there are different varieties of lime. I think they're all key limes. You'd think the yuppie ones might have twigged to it though. Shall check.

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