Enjoy the citrus-like flavor and aroma of fresh lemongrass in these Southeast Asian-inspired recipes
Lemongrass contains citrol, the same flavor component that's in lemon zest, and has a similarly citrus-like flavor and aroma that's especially prized in Southeast Asian cuisines.
Photo by Annabelle Breakey
This recipe is perfect when you want to impress your globe-trotting dinner guests.
Recipe: Chicken Laksa
Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Amy Machnak
We loved the salty spice of these pork pieces served over rice. You could also use them in a banh mi sandwich.
Get the recipe: Thai Barbecued Pork
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson
We riffed off classic bread-and-butter pickles, adding the unexpected tastes of lemongrass and coriander.
Recipe: Coconut and Lemongrass Marinade
Photo by John Clark
Mussels' rich taste of the sea goes beautifully with spicy-sweet curries like this one. You can also make the dish with littleneck clams—or both mussels and clams. You'll want a loaf of crusty bread or a pot of jasmine rice on hand to sop up the sauce.
Recipe: Thai Red Curry Mussels
Photo by Jeff Minton
It's easy and oh-so-satisfying to make your own sodas using seasonal fruits, herbs, and spices. This lemony version is the ultimate refreshing drink.
Recipe: Fresh Citrus Lemongrass Soda