Lemon grass is wonderful when added to stir-fry and curry recipes. Choose fresh-looking lemon grass with a distinctive lemon aroma. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Lemon grass has thick white stalks and green tips, slightly resembling the look of shallots. It has a lemony smell and lemon-ginger flavour that is prized in Asian cuisine. Only the white part of the stalk should be eaten, and it can be sliced, pounded or crushed before use to release the flavour. Lemon grass is wonderful when added to stir-fry and curry recipes.
Choose fresh-looking lemon grass with a distinctive lemon aroma. Avoid any that appear wilted, dry or discoloured. Store lemon grass in a paper bag in the fridge for two to three weeks. It should be stored separately from other foods since it will impart its flavour to any food it is stored with.
Preparation Tip: To prepare the lemon grass for use, soak for five minutes in cold water to remove any dirt or debris and pat dry. Cut away the green parts of the lemon grass and carefully pull away the tough layers from the stalk. Thinly slice, mince or crush the tender white part and add to recipes as desired.