Posted in Spicery

Spice Blend: Homemade Lemongrass Paste

Homemade Lemongrass Paste 1

Back in October, I featured a commercially produced Lemongrass in a Tube and, as readers may recall, I was not terribly impressed. Indeed, I was actually so underwhelmed by the product that, after just a couple of uses, I tossed it out. Anyway, I recently managed to grab some of the fresh stalks whilst in Ottawa and I decided to make a paste myself. The process is really quite simple and I thought I would share it with you here… Continue reading “Spice Blend: Homemade Lemongrass Paste”

Posted in Experiments, Recipes

Chicken with Lemongrass and Basil

This recipe is not inspired by, or adapted from any particular recipe, but the ingredients I am using are very southeast Asian in spirit and would likely be quite at home in Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand. Lemongrass plays a very central role here, but the fire in the recipe comes from the Sambal Terasi I prepared some weeks ago… Continue reading “Chicken with Lemongrass and Basil”

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Lemongrass Chicken Wings

When I first published my post on fresh Lemongrass several weeks ago, one of my readers and fellow-bloggers, Madam Weebles, left a comment recalling her first experience with a dish of Lemongrass Chicken. Other than saying how much she liked it, she didn’t describe the dish in much detail but she inspired me to try an experiment paring the two. As I am still wifeless until a few days from now, I decided to do an appetizer sort of composition rather than a main course plate and so, on this occasion, I am just going to use the wings… Continue reading “Lemongrass Chicken Wings”

Posted in Foodstuffs

Foodstuff: Lemon Grass in a Tube

It never seems to rain but it pours…

When I wrote my post featuring Lemongrass not long ago, it was only just a short time after I came across the fresh article in our local store and, at the time, I bemoaned the fact that, thus far, I had only been able to use dried varieties, which are all but useless. Then, not a week later after that, tubes containing a paste of the stuff appeared on the shelves and, much as I prefer cooking with basic, natural foodstuffs, I just had to see what the product was like… Continue reading “Foodstuff: Lemon Grass in a Tube”