lime leaves

aka Makrut lime leaves, lime leaf, Citrus hystrix
Boris Mann 9th January 2023 at 4:55am

Makrut lime leaves are a key ingredient in Thai cooking as well as other Southeast Asian cuisines. They are probably one of the most aromatic of all herbs and a wonderful addition to many Thai and Southeast Asian soups, curries, and stir-fries. The thick leaves are dark green and shiny on one side, and pale-colored and porous on the other. They are sold fresh, frozen, and dried.

What Do They Taste Like?

The bouquet and taste of makrut lime leaves are quite strong. The flavor is bright, fresh, distinctly citrus, with more lime than lemon but without the same sharpness of the Western fruits.

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Valoroso Foods
Welk’s General Store
Real Canadian Superstore
Coco et Olive
Norman's Fruit and Salad
Dollar Grocer
South China Seas
Triple A Market
Banana Grove
Trader Joes
Coho Cafe
Nester’s Market
Liberty Wines
Timbertrain Depot
Santa Barbara
Polonia Sausage House
Pacific Bread Company
Rio Friendly Meats
Skipper Otto
Famous Foods
Tama Organic Life
Columbus Meat Market
Federal Store
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