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Old Sour


This is an old-time Florida recipe and is still the most-used seasoning in the Florida Keys. This homemade table sauce can be splashed on seafood, salads and fresh vegetables.


  • 2 cups lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Strain juice through a doubled cheesecloth in a funnel into a clean bottle.
  2. Add salt, shake the bottle well, and tie a square of clean cloth over the top of the bottle.
  3. Let the sauce age in a dark cupboard for 6 or 8 weeks. It should have an acid-salty flavor with a bite on the tongue.
  4. Cork the bottle, and the sauce keeps indefinitely.

There is no need to refrigerate this sauce, and the older it gets the better.


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