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Old 08-03-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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ISO recipies that include galangal and/or lemon grass

I found some fresh galanga at an Asian market in Salt Lake City. Hooray! It's not available around here so I'm really excited to use it.

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Old 08-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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I can't remember the name of it.... ok I shouldn't even bother with this because I'm not helping much......
We have a restaurant called Big Bowl.... I ALWAYS get a dish that is curry/coconut based, shrimp or chicken or both.... on rice.... I found a copy recipe once online and I know I needed lemongrass for it.... I can't find it now.
Sorry, I'm useless.... but thats what I think when I think lemongrass. I think I want to go out to eat!!!!
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Tom kha gai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One of my favorite Thai soups but I make mine with tofu!

I've made this recipe but cut the fish sauce in half.
Tom Kha Gai -Thai recipe - Lotus hotel Chiangmai Thailand
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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The word 'kha' in tom kha gai, means galangal, gai means chicken and tom means soup. So kha is the Thai word for galangal.

So if you search for kha you should find more recipes.

If you are interested, I have a tom yum goong on my site where I have used galangal as an extra ingredient. There is also a pic of galagal (if I am allowed to say that).

Lemon grass is also used a lot in Thai cooking. They use kha so much that your new found local fresh supply wont be enough to cook every dish!

Oh...Remember you don't eat it. It is very hard, like wood. So it is only used for flavouring the soup.

Is there a recipe you particually want? I might have it in my collection.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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Oh, and I also want recipes with kaffir lime leaves
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Here is a site I Googled for recipes using galangal and kaffir lime leaves. I have a bottle of dried galangal, but have never used it!

113 Recipes Which include fresh galangal root or galangal or ground galangal or galanga root or galanga powder as ingredients | Recipezaar

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.ph...=kaffir%20lime
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:56 PM   #7
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Thai Hot and Sour Soup (tom yum goong) uses all three ingredients - I love this stuff

To release the flavor in the lemongrass, I cut them into 3-inch or so lengths and then crushed them slightly with a cast-iron pan. Then let it simmer in the broth to flavor it. I've also seen recipes where you can slice it very thinly and use the little rings as garnish. HTH.

I have more recipes at home. I'll dig some up later. Searching for Thai recipes will bring up a lot that use those ingredients, though.
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You should use your galangal. It is good stuff!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:48 PM   #9
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sub for ginger in most any Thai or Indian recipe
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #10
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There is Thai chicken coconut soup that you can use those two things.
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