Limequats are very similar to kumquats with the exception of tasting like lime instead of orange.  limequat has a bit of the sweet key lime flavor as well.  You can eat the skin just like kumquats.  In addition to eating them whole,  I also like to candy them.  I like to pair the limequats with savory items like cheese or proteins.  Here I did a simple pairing with some sharp provolone cheese straight from Italy.

10 limequats sliced
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cup of water
2 fresh shiso leaves chiffonade
Cheese any of your choice

Simply add the sliced limequats to a small pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and strain them.  Cover with water and bring to a boil 2 more times.  Here you are blanching the limequats and trying to get rid of any bitterness that might be in them.  After the third time, use the measured water and sugar.  Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer for about 5 minutes.  Turn off and cool completely and then finish with the shiso leaves.  Serve with cheese or anything else that you like lime in.



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