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Old 07-28-2006, 05:44 AM   #1
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Kaffir Lime Leaves


I am about to gather in ( belatedly ) the last of last summers leaves. What do you use them for apart from Thai and some other Asian food?
One thing I tried a couple of years ago in Bali, was a Molten Chocolate Pudding flavoured with Kaffir leaves. It was superb!

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:56 AM   #2
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I sometimes put them in a pitcher of Pimm's.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:23 AM   #3
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Wow, Lyn, chocolate and kaffir. I've never had that combination! I'll try it one of these days. I have a kaffir plant out on the balcony whose leaves are not getting harvested enough.

I've made pannacotta before using coconut cream infused with kaffir lime leaves... I just pounded the kaffir leaves and steeped it in the coconut cream. I think I replaced helf the heavy cream in the recipe with coconut cream. I thought it turned out very well.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishbel
I sometimes put them in a pitcher of Pimm's.
Yum!

If inspiration doesn't strike you, Lynan, send them to me!!

P.s. where do you live that you can grow them? I'd love to do that!
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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Oh, I envy you Lyn!! I have four little seeds from a Kaffir lime Sharon (Harborwitch) gave me last year, nicely dried out and ready for planting. I haven't planted them yet. Guess I'd better get myself in gear...
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:24 AM   #6
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Yes Lyn they go with chocolate SUPERBLY I make truffles with them. I also like them in creme brulle. Ive also taken tuna steaks wrap them in the leaves and bake enpaupiette (sp)
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:21 PM   #7
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Perform a google search for Ming Tsai + kaffir. He has several recipes that use a kaffir lime leaves.
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:00 AM   #8
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Sorry peeps, I hadnt noticed all these ideas for my lime leaves.
I will definitely try a pannacotta with them, had not thought of that.
And, my next jug of summer pimms (when summer rolls around from your part of the world) will have them rather than mint. Still add my cucumber too!

I live in New Zealand, our climate is temperate but the plant happily stays outdoors in winter close to the house under the eaves. That way no frost can touch it.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:28 PM   #9
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Now I'm really goin' to cry. Our Kaffir died in the awful heat. The leaves just baked to death and no amount of water helped. Once we get back on land we'll get another one. Darn! It was loaded with fruit too!
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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And I just killed my beaitufil lemongrass plant by separating it ....
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