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I'm now the proud owner of about 3 pounds of fresh lemongrass that was given to me by a kindly neighbor...any ideas out there of what should I do with this much lemongrass and does anyone know how I can preserve some of it? Thank you , thank you!!

asked by TiggyBee almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

Yow--that's a lot of sour you got there. Yum.

Lemongrass freezes very well. You can finely chop the tops and thinly slice the bulbs into rings and put 1/4 cup portions into plastic bags, or you can freeze whole blades wrapped in plastic.

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added almost 6 years ago

I have a jar of dried lemongrass that I purchased somewhere, so I know it's feasible, if that helps?

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added almost 6 years ago

Generally, I think betteirene is correct. Freezing will retain more, better flavour than drying if you'll be cooking with it. However, dried lemongrass is a nice herbal tea/infusion!

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added almost 6 years ago

Thanks so much for helping everyone. I've never seen so much of this!! I may end up gifting some too, I don't have room for it all! : )

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added almost 6 years ago

Boil some of it in sugar and water, and then strain. Then you have a lemongrass syrup to combine with fruits in desserts or to add to club soda for a lemongrass soda.

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added almost 6 years ago

Excellent idea John..Thanks!!

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added almost 6 years ago

oops... I meant Jon!!

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added almost 6 years ago

Lemongrass tea is great. Also, you can use some of it in some curry pastes which can be frozen in small batches for easy thawing for quick curries. I've seen them sold finely sliced in jars, so that would like be an option as well.

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added almost 6 years ago

Lemongrass stalks make great skewers for grilled shrimp.
If you live in a warm climate at all, lemongrass grows like a weed. I highly recommend planting some in your garden or in a pot.