The Australian Finger Lime - Fruit experiment one of ... one
When I was in the US over Christmas visiting my family, my brother began looking up what was native to Australia and came across the Australian Finger lime. He asked challenged me to find one and tell him what it was like.
And so, I accepted the challenge thinking, you know if I saw one I'd buy it. Why not right? And when we were at the market the other day, there they were. Apparently in season and so, I purchased one. ("ONE" said the market stall owner...).
I took the above shot for scale, but I don't know if it helps because it makes my finger look ginormous and chubby. Which by the way, as a complete aside, when I was a kid, my then "best friend" told me that I was big boned and would always be chubby and have fat fingers...oh, kids.
Look! A picture of the inside - oh wait, the shadow is so intense you can't see it!? Whoops.
Ok, REALLY a picture of the inside. So, apparently, according to market stall guy, the finger lime is delicious and like caviar. So he suggested putting it on fish or into cocktails. Except that I don't eat fish, AND don't drink cocktails. So we sprinkled our on top of our raspberry smoothie. It has a very limely flavour with a distinctly different something extra. A little kick of ... something. Inspector Climate was not a fan and said he preferred real limes, but me? I liked the something extra.
Not that that means I'll be off buying these every time I want a lime - but at least now, I've learned and tried something new! YAY.
What did you learn today?
(And be generous with yourself, on Wednesday, I learned that it wasn't Thursday.)