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Lemongrass

Definition: Lemongrass

Lemongrass

A fragrant herb that is used in soups, seafood and meat dishes to produce a lemony flavor, especially in Thai cooking. Fresh lemongrass is pale green in color and has a subtle lemon scent. Its flavor comes from citral, which is an essential oil that is also found in lemon peel. When used in stock, it is cut into strips and bruised to release the flavorful oils. Otherwise the tough outer layers are discarded and the top portion is trimmed off. Also called citronella.

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Ladytronic Ladytronic 10 years
love it miss it
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
oh how I love lemon grass tea, so nice.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Love this stuff!
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