Citrus Fruits with a Lime and Mint Syrup

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Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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If you decide to segment the fruit for this recipe, you can then serve it in chilled, hollowed-out citrus fruit skins (halve oranges, remove the flesh and stick the skins in the freezer). It makes a very sweet and pretty ending to a rich meal. Just serve the fruits in one of your favourite big serving bowls if that seems too tricky.


  • 150 g ( oz) caster sugar
  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 unwaxed


  1. Put 170 ml (6 fl oz) water in a saucepan with the sugar, lime juice and mint leaves. Bring to the boil, stirring a little to help the sugar dissolve. Boil for 10 minutes - the mixtu