There’s an old saying in Okinawa that says, “When life hands you shikuwasas… celebrate with shikuwasa-ade.” Ok, they don’t say that, but they should. I was thrilled to find shikuwasa at the market this week. I’ve been eagerly waiting for them to show up this year.
Dainty little shikuwasa. Oh, how I love thee. It’s called an Okinawan lime, but I think it’s much tastier than lime. If lime and tangerine had a teeny tiny little baby, it would be named shikuwasa.
I just had to make some refreshing juice with this. The tiny citrus fruits make this a wee bit time consuming, but I just love shikuwasa so much, it was worth it. Otherwise, just use these in place of anything you would do with lime.
- Juice of 30 shikuwasas (roughly 6 tbsp) *substitute with lime and tangerine
- 2 cups cold water
- 4 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
- ½ inch nub of ginger
The shikuwasa and ginger are great digestive supports, so bring this drink to your next picnic!
Pitta- use maple syrup or brown sugar, omit ginger
P.S. Use the rinds to start a new DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner.