Lemon grass cut
The lemon grass spice belongs to the grass family and is cultivated in tropical Asia and South America. The plant has a stature height of 1 to a maximum of 2 meters.
In the Thai and Vietnamese kitchen lemon grass belongs in almost every dish. The special thing about lemon grass is that it completes perfectly a dish with its special aroma - but never too dominant. This is one of the reasons why it is becoming more and more popular with us these days.
Lemon grass has a fresh lemon flavor, with a light rose aroma. It belongs to the Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisine as a main component. With its aroma, the lemon grass completes many traditional dishes of these country kitchens.
Lemon grass is also very popular in tea - herbal tea blends, as it gives it an exotic touch. If you like to try it, give some mint, liquorices root and lemon grass in a tea egg. Cover it with boiling water and let it steep for 5 min.
It is also a perfect herb for flavoring fish broths, sauces or fish soups. It gives a home made ice cream a delicious fresh kick. You should give it a try.
Storage of herbs
Put your herbs in a well-sealed container. I like to recommend screw cap glasses, because you can clean them well (boil). Store all herbs and spices in a cool, dry and dark place.
Either you can give the lemon grass in a spice egg - so you can remove it easily after cooking, or you can grind it in a coffee grinder before use.