Monday, November 20, 2006

Lemongrass

We discovered that our garden has a planting of lemongrass. I had no idea what it was at first... it looked like just a bunch of lalang to me...

That is until one evening when our landlord's son's cousin came over and asked if she could plucked some lemongrass from our backyard. "Lemongrass? What lemongrass?". I let her in and she showed me the lalang corner. "Oooooohhh... so that's what it is!"

I was quite happy to discover it because lemongrass is usually quite expensive when you buy it in the shops, like $1.50 to $2.00 for a small bunch. Now I can add more variety to my culinary experiments.

In case you are wondering what lemongrass is and what it looks like, please >>click here

So yesterday afternoon, I was struck by a sudden inspiration to create a lemongrass meal cuisine.

On the menu:

1. Coconut Lemongrass Rice - jasmine rice steamed with lemongrass stalks and coconut milk

2. Lemongrass Steamed Fish - fish steamed on a bed of lemongrass stalks, ginger and garlic

3. Stir-fried Kailan and Lemongrass - stir-fried kailan with finely chopped lemongrass and garlic

So fragrant!

And healthy!

And yummy!

P.S. I considered taking a photo of our lemongrass plant, but on second thoughts decided not to because of the shameful condition our garden is in

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