Lemongrass - Sereh


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What is Lemongrass - Sereh?

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.

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What is the Origin of Lemongrass - Sereh?

This herb is indigenous to Southeast Asia; and, grown in India, Africa, Australia, Central and South America, the United States, and the West Indies.



Lemongrass - Sereh is Good for These Foods:

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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