What an odd lemony thing! It is so fragrant and unusual that I couldn't resist buying it at the grocery store yesterday for about $2.50. The Buddha's hand is indigenous to the lower Himalaya's and it grows as a shrub in frost-free areas like Southern California. This seasonal citron arrives in late fall & early winter. It has a thick peel and is, surprisingly, juiceless!
Use as zest and add to seafood, baking, salads, dressings and cocktails.
Store it at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the fridge for up to 4 weeks or zest and freeze for up to six months.
I plan to "candy" it for baking lemon chocolate chip scones.