Limes may be as popular as they are in the South, in part, because of the signature version that comes from the Florida Keys.
Once you've tasted a slice of Key Lime Pie, you will certainly appreciate why. This tiny citrus treat has such a specific flavor that it works wonders with whatever it is worked in with. If you prefer your lime savory rather than sweet, a big bowl of Tex-Mex Chili with Lime should stand you in good stead. Some Seared Flank Steak with Lime-Wasabi Sauce may also serve just as well. Back at the sweets table though the key limes are asserting themselves in variations that include Key Lime Bars with Macadamia Crust, and Praline Key Lime Pie.
Their larger cousin works wonders in Lemon-Lime Pound Cake, as well as in a Lime Fizz, so don't sell the more familiar citrus fruit short. However you prefer your limes—a little more tart, or just a little sweeter—they can work wonders in dishes that need some green-skinned citrus to take them from plain to perfection. Some Chili-Lime Pecans will give you something to crunch on while you mull all this over.