LemongrassZesty citrus taste and aroma
Did you know?
Lemongrass is by far the World’s most flavourful and beneficial grass and is a primary culinary herb in several types of Asian cuisine.
It is a popular misconception that Lemongrass must taste very similar to lemon. However, Lemongrass has a flavour profile all of its own. While it is citrusy with a lemony flavour, it tastes almost like a mix of lemon and lemon mint. The flavour is quite light and does not overpower other flavours in a dish. It also adds a slightly sharp and tangy taste without the bitterness of lemon.
Lemongrass is great for…
Pairs well with…
This herb pairs wonderfully with beef, seafood, fish, poultry coconut milk as well as vegetables. In fact, it adds a lovely citrus flavor that is light and aromatic when used in almost any dish.
Peel, crush and chop, or simply add bulbs and stalks whole while cooking. To use whole, slice off the very bottom of the stalk, and peel off any dried-out layers, then bash the woody top end with a rolling pin to soften and help release some of the aromatic oils.
Take care of your Lemongrass
Keep your pack of Lemongrass in your fridge until you have used it all, or when home put the stalks into a glass of shallow water and place it near a sunny window.
Lemongrass contains a wealth of essential vitamins, including vitamin A, B and C. It also has essential minerals including potassium, calcium and copper.
Health benefits and medicinal uses of Lemongrass are vast and far-reaching. Properties and uses of Lemongrass include antioxidant, anti-fungal and antimicrobial qualities.