Perhaps you've seen fresh lemongrass in the stores and wondered how to cook with it. Or maybe you've bought the dried, prepared form of lemongrass - a tasteless alternative to the real thing. Many Thai recipes call for fresh lemongrass, but if you don't know what it looks like or how to prepare it, you may be tempted to just leave it out of the recipe. Instead, check out my simple Lemongrass Guide: How to Buy, Cut, and Cook with Lemongrass.
It will teach you how to shop for, prepare, and process lemongrass - all you need to do then is add it to your Thai recipes. You'll notice right away the added flavor and fragrance fresh lemongrass provides, plus you'll be able to garner its many health benefits. Enjoy! (photo by D. Schmidt)
Use Your Fresh Lemongrass in These Fabulous Thai Recipes: