Kaffir lime leaves can be cooked in a variety of delicious ways. Read on to learn 4 tasty recipes using kaffir lime leaves.
Kaffir limes are vibrant, aromatic citrus fruits. It hails from southern China and tropical Southeast Asia. The lime leaves and rind of the fruit are used in cooking and fragrances.
Also, called the Makrut lime or the Thai lime, the leaves are the most used part of the Kaffir lime plant. They come in the fresh, frozen, or dried variety. You can find kaffir lime leaves at your local grocer, Asian market, or online.
You can also grow your own lime trees.
If you've ever wondered how Thai food achieves its signature taste, look no further. Thai lime leaves are a staple in Southern Asian cuisine.
Keep reading for some delicious way to whip up Kaffir lime leaves.
Golden Thai Curry with Green Beans
The sound of this just makes your mouth water. This is a vegetarian dish that can easily be adjusted for your personal tastes. The blend of coconut milk and spices add a flavor depth your tongue will dance for.
Using fresh ingredients are best for this recipe. Each ingredient will add its own flavor to the pot. You can make this dish as spicy as you want by adding more or fewer chilies. Keep in mind that the coconut milk will mellow out the spice as it simmers.
Spicy Beetroot Coconut Soup with Herb Yogurt
A nice hearty soup warms you from the inside out during the winter months. Eat this soup with flatbread to have it as a filling meal. The combination of lemongrass, garlic, and beetroot make this dish earthy and citrusy. The addition of coconut milk makes the soup smooth and creamy. The black pepper helps to bring all the unique flavors out.
The herb yogurt stands out in this dish. The tang of the minty yogurt mixture contrasts deliciously with the mellow soup. To make this a completely plant-based dish, use any variety of plain vegan yogurt.
Scones with Coconut Cream and Peppercorn Jam
It would simply be insensitive to all the pastries out there if we did not add something sweet. If you love to bake and are wondering what you can do with Thai lime leaves, say no more.
These scones are a great brunch option. The peppered jam dances between sweet, savory, and tangy with a ballerina's ease. This recipe is simple and straightforward. Paired with a black coffee, you're bound to feel sophisticated.
This recipe calls for pink peppercorns. They have a milder taste than the black ones. Substitute green peppercorns if you have trouble finding them.
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Kaffir Lime Leaves
Herbs are staples when comes to preparing grilled chicken. This recipe calls for ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Where it gets interesting is with the addition of Thai lime leaves, cajun spices, and honey. These combinations are sure to leave your family wanting more.
Serve this over white rice or season your rice with a little coconut milk, onion powder, and salt.
Thai, Makrut, Kaffir, Delicious
Whatever name they go by, kaffir lime leaves liven up any dish. Also, these citrus fruits and their leaves offer incredible health benefits including stress relief and lower risk of stroke. Thai limes are also believed to kill lice and are often included in shampoos.
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