Freeze-dried lemongrass stalks retain their
beautiful citrussy fragrance and colour far better than the conventionally
dried equivalent. The dried stalks are a useful substitute for fresh and
can be used in the same way, although the dried stalks will not add quite
as much fragrance as very good quality fresh stalks.Ground lemon grass is an ideal ingredient for making spice pastes to add to your recipes.
Crush the stalks and add
to soups or Thai curries. Smash up whole pieces and add to marinades for
fish or meat. Substitute 1 teaspoon of ground lemon grass for each fresh stalk your recipe calls for.