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Lemon grass is widely used as a herb in Asian and Caribbean cooking. It has a citrus flavour and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. The stalk itself is too hard to be eaten except for the soft inner part. However, it can be finely sliced and added to recipes. It may also be bruised and added whole as this releases the aromatic oils from the juice sacs in the stalk.

How To Use Lemon Grass

The stem should be finely chopped and added to stir frys for an Oriental taste.

How To Prepare Lemon Grass

Finely chop the stem before adding to oriental dishes.

How To Cook Lemon Grass

Lemon grass can be added to meat or vegetable and stir fries, as well as marinades, salads and soups.

How To Store Lemon Grass

Refrigerate for freshness.

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