Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Recipe Poll...Lemon Grass
Just a quick post during my lunch break. One of the items that I purchased at the Farmer's Market this weekend was lemon grass. I saw this dry looking plant and didn't know what it was. I thought maybe some aberrant variety of sugar can or something. So, I asked the lady at the stand and she told me it was lemon grass. Upon rubbing the pieces together, it gives off a strong lemon scent...refreshing! I couldn't resist it and got some, not knowing how to use it. THe only hint I had was that the vendor uses it on chicken, fish, and in soup.
I used it on fish Sunday night not really knowing how. I just broke it to release the oils and place a piede under, inside, and on top of the fillet and baked. It was really good. Gave a nice lemon flavor without the stickiness of lemon juice!
Anyway, here is my poll...Do you have any recipes that use lemon grass? If so, could ya give me some ideas? If not, find one, try it out, and let me know how it goes! I really want to use this in more than just fish!