How do I use fresh lemongrass in soup?
To infuse teas, broths, soups, and braising liquids, trim off the spiky tops and the bases, crush the stalks with the side of a knife to release their aromatic oils, and then cut them into 1- or 2-inch pieces. Remove the pieces before eating (they tend to be woody) or eat around them.
How do you use lemongrass in soup?
You should always trim the base of the lemongrass stalks and peel and discard the hard outer layers. To use the lemongrass whole in stews, broths or drinks, crush the stalk with the back of a knife to release its flavor. You can also finely slice it into rings and add it to marinades, soups, or stir-fries.
What part of lemongrass is edible?
But while only the lower bulb of the lemongrass stem is edible, every portion of the stalk has a role to play in the kitchen. The fibrous upper section of the stalk is full of tons of lemony, gingery goodness.
How do you use lemongrass in Thai cooking?
To use lemongrass in marinades, stir-fries, salads, spice rubs, and curry pastes, trim the top and base of the stalks—you want to use only the bottom 4 inches or so. Then peel off any dry or tough outer layers before finely chopping or mincing.
How do you make lemongrass and Chile soup?
Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring often, about 30 seconds. When broth has simmered for 5 minutes, remove lemongrass and lime leaves and discard. Add cooked garlic and ginger to broth. Return broth to a boil, and stir in chile paste and mushrooms.
How to make Thai lemongrass soup with shiitakes?
Cut each stalk into 4 sections. Set aside. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the broth, lemongrass, chili paste, shiitakes and cherry tomatoes. Bring everything to a low simmer and allow to cook about 12-15 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender.
How to make hot chili with lemongrass and Ginger?
Cut off the dry end and a few top leaves of the lemongrass stem. Bruise the stem with the handle of a knife and cut into 1-inch long pieces. Reserve. Bruise the chilies, cut them in half, scoop out and discard the seeds. Reserve the chilies. Bring the water to boil. Add lemongrass and ginger, and squeeze out half the lime into the water.
How do you make shrimp soup with lemongrass?
DIRECTIONS Cut off the dry end and a few top leaves of the lemongrass stem. Bruise the stem with the handle of a knife and cut into 1-inch long pieces. Reserve. Bruise the chilies, cut them in half, scoop out and discard the seeds. Reserve the chilies. Bring the water to boil. Add lemongrass and ginger, and squeeze out half the lime into the water.