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Old 12-06-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Freezing Fresh Lemon Grass? Yes, No, Maybe?

I grew lemon grass this year as an ornamental grass.
Being the end of the season, I just uprooted it, and separated all the shoots.
I now have all the lemon grass I will use in a lifetime.
Can I freeze it successfully?
And if so, will it loose any potency or other qualities during the process??

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Old 12-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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I regularly freeze lemongrass. No issues.
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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Great , thanks .
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:49 AM   #4
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I buy frozen chopped lemongrass from the Asian grocery store. Tastes fine.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:31 PM   #5
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We've frozen it too and have never had any issues.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:55 PM   #6
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Not a problem. Freezing it works great.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:20 PM   #7
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Is it more convenient to chop it up first before freezing ?
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It's easier to store chopped but I've never done that. Probably would be OK.
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Freezing Fresh Lemon Grass? Yes, No, Maybe?

It depends on what you plan to use it for. Maybe do some chopped, some whole. I think with some recipes, it calls for whole, then you fish the stalks out at the end.
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I grew lemon grass this year as an ornamental grass.
Being the end of the season, I just uprooted it, and separated all the shoots.
I now have all the lemon grass I will use in a lifetime.
Can I freeze it successfully?
And if so, will it loose any potency or other qualities during the process??

larry

Yes. I've frozen the lemongrass I've grown (what a bitch to separate!!)

Works great. Personally I think the flavor dissipates a bit but not much.

I trim it and freeze the whole stalks.
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