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What can I substitute a kaffir lime leaf with?

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allans added about 2 years ago

Nothing will provide the exact flavor, but a squeeze of lime juice (fresh) will help. Just a touch, btw

cccasady added about 2 years ago

This turned out well. Thank you!

Pegeen added about 2 years ago

Depending on the recipe, you could try FRESH bay leaf.

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susan g added about 2 years ago

I see lime zest recommended.

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raspberryeggplant added about 2 years ago

I do a lot of Thai cooking and while there's nothing that can come close enough to the taste and aroma of Kaffir lime leaves, lime zest is closer than lime juice.

cccasady added about 2 years ago

Substituting 6 leaves, how much lime zest?

matchaflan added about 2 years ago

Fresh lemon verbena leaf is very very similar. We use fresh kaffir lime leaves in Vietnam, cut it really thin to put on boiled chicken, and I've tried it with lemon verbena (was growing it for tea) and the leaves are amazingly similar.

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