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Old 03-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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i think greg is describing how to make lemon grass mash or paste for use in cooking. lemongrass can have very tough layers.
i was describing what is for me routine as the first step of any use of lemongrass. its so fibrous that it really helps to smash the heck out of it before using it in anything, even if you're going to process as a further step, just to completely ensure that there's no lemongrass fiber left.

and did i say it's very satisfying?

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if you have a lot, like where you just need to get rid of lemongrass because it can get invasive in a garden, use the overage of stalks as a skewer for the pork, bell pepper, and pineapple, then grill.
yes that reminds me i've heard that too, that lemongrass is very invasive in the garden, and that if you grow your own lemongrass you should grow it in containers. damn! i'd love to have a whole bunch of lemongrass. i like your idea of using it as skewers!

i don't know why but whenever i reply to your posts my caps shift button seems to go out of whack...
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #12
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TSM I knew I could count on help from you guys! Your instrutions were perfect. Pork chunks are marenating and this kitchen has no skewers...what a brilliant idea Tom!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:17 AM   #13
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lol. it's infectious, i guess.
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Why can't it be finely grated like ginger root?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #15
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Why can't it be finely grated like ginger root?

It's very stringy.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #16
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I only use the white part. I chop it and put it in stir fries. But my favorite is to steep it with vodka and ginger for about a month....
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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Dinner turned out great last night. We found a great snorkling beach and we will spend the morning there in the hope of swmming with more turtles againn today!

Im going to roast a chicken today stuffed with onion and some lemon grass. I bet the infusion of flavor will be great!

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #18
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Dinner turned out great last night. We found a great snorkling beach and we will spend the morning there in the hope of swmming with more turtles againn today!

Im going to roast a chicken today stuffed with onion and some lemon grass. I bet the infusion of flavor will be great!

Mahalo again! O
Have you snorkeled Koloa Landing, Kayelle? You walk into the water on a carpet on the ramp, and we saw all sorts of turtles, including the big Kahuna!
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Have you snorkeled Koloa Landing, Kayelle? You walk into the water on a carpet on the ramp, and we saw all sorts of turtles, including the big Kahuna!
Thanks for the GREAT tip Dawg! Thats near Lawai beach where we have been planting our butts under the lone sea grape tree..just fantastic!
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It's too late now, but for future readers of this line, take the bottom of the piece, cut off root and top and outer layer, then give it a good whack with the side of your knife/cleaver. Then put it in whatever broth or stock you might be making (either to make a liquid type curry or soup like yom tum). As soon as you like the taste of the broth, fish it out and discard. Actually, as I write this, I'm thinking sort of how you use whole spices/herbs like bay leaves and such.

Kayelle, you made me home-sick. But, then, there are a dozen or so places I can get home-sick for.
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