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Lemon Grass     One of the most important flavorings in Thai cooking, this herb has long, thin, gray-green leaves and a scallion-like base. Citral, an essential oil also found in lemon peel, gives lemon grass its sour-lemon flavor and fragrance. Lemon grass is available fresh or dried in Asian (particularly Thai) markets. It's used to make tea and to flavor soups and other dishes. Lemon grass is also called citronella  and sereh .

    If you've got it, but don't know what to do with it, below are some traditional dishes that the herb complements nicely.

Salads  
Soups & Stews  
Fish & Poultry  
Meats  
Vegetables  
Pasta; Grains;
Dried Beans
 
Cheese & Egg Dishes  
Sauces  
Miscellaneous  


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