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Jul 1, 2010 02:46 PM

Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder

I just bought some Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder from an online Thai grocer. It just sounded like something that could be good. Anyone have any ideas for how to use this ingredient?

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  1. I bought some of this from a spice seller in France a few months ago. He suggested using it when cooking fish -- but I didn't speak French well enough to get more details on how, exactly, and I haven't tried it yet...

    1. I like to have it on hand when I make a Beef Rendang. (Easier than obtaining fresh kaffir lime leaves.)

      In any case, I suggest sprinkling it in towards the end of whatever you are cooking -- eg a Thai curry using a paste -- as it is a delicate flavor.

      Here is a non-traditional yet delicious recipe for Beef Rendang:

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      1. re: Maxmillion

        Sounds excellent. I will have to try this recipe.

      2. Trader Joe's lists it as an ingredient in their Thai Lime and Chili cashews. It gives them a 'limey' mild perfume. I think it would be great in other spiced nuts as well or sprinkled into a coconut soup.

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        1. re: ghostpeppergirl

          I like that idea. Maybe some lime leaf and chili spiced almonds. thanks

          1. re: san antonio eater

            I know this might sound weird but melt some butter and mix in some kaffir powder,cocoa powder and a little salt and put it on corn really good!!

            1. re: pikiliz

              ^ wow! That's such an unusual combination but I bet it tastes good.