Lemongrass - Sereh, also known as Takrai, is a perennial plant with a strong citrus (sour-lemon) flavor and fragrance that is similar to a combination of lemon zest and ginger root. Do a mixture of these two (go heavier on the zest) if you cannot find lemongrass at your local shops. Sereh is usually what lemongrass is called in its dried powder form. A teaspoon is equaled to one stalk.
This herb is indigenous to Southeast Asia; and, grown in India, Africa, Australia, Central and South America, the United States, and the West Indies.
Casseroles, chicken, curries, sauces, seafood, soups, stews, and teas.
Primarily used for Thai, Vietnamese cooking. Lemongrass has an affinity with coconut milk for chicken and seafood dishes.
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