A wonderfully fragrant Thai herb which youâ€™ll find in the foreign food section of good supermarkets, delicatessens, health food shops and Oriental supermarkets.
Also known as makrut, the fresh and aromatic leaves of this lime variety are widely used in Thai and Malaysian cooking.
Dried leaves from the Kaffir lime tree. Pale green in color, resembling a bay leaf. Purchase in packages in Oriental markets.
Zesty, dark green, glossy leaves that impart an aromatic lime flavor.
They are exactly what they sound like - lime leaves. They are used in Southeast Asian cooking, giving the dishes a citrus taste.
(or makrut or Thai lime leaves) lend one of the signature flavors to Thai cookingâ€”lemony and floral. Like other Asian ingredients, there is no real substitute, but lime zest will work in a pinch. Find the leaves fresh or frozen in Asian markets and online stores. Fresh leaves may be frozen, airtight, for up to 3 months.