To get every last drop from an overly firm lemon or lime, zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds. The heat will soften the fruit, releasing its liquid. Slice it in two. Using one hand, squeeze half (cut side against your palm) over a bowl. The seeds will collect in your hand as the juice flows into the dish.

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Martha Stewart Member
October 31, 2015
One other way to get them most from a lemon, lime or even orange that I do is to zest the lime/lemon first and freeze the zest for later. When a recipe calls for the juice, I make sure I freeze the zest. I have used it in biscotti, sauces and wherever zest is called for.