7 ways to enjoy fresh lemongrass

Enjoy the citrus-like flavor and aroma of fresh lemongrass in these Southeast Asian-inspired recipes

Cooking with fresh lemongrass

Cooking with fresh lemongrass

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.

Chicken Laksa

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Chicken Laksa

This recipe is perfect when you want to impress your globe-trotting dinner guests.

Recipe: Chicken Laksa

Thai Barbecued Pork

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Amy Machnak

Thai Barbecued Pork

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

Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson

Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles

We riffed off classic bread-and-butter pickles, adding the unexpected tastes of lemongrass and coriander.

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Often called tom kha gai, this coconut milk based soup is a rich and flavorful alternative to traditional chicken soup.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup 

Coconut and Lemongrass Marinade

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Coconut and Lemongrass Marinade

This bold and rich marinade (pictured at right) is reminiscent of a Malaysian rendang (coconut meat stew), but works faster and has less fat.

Recipe: Coconut and Lemongrass Marinade

Thai Red Curry Mussels

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Thai Red Curry Mussels

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

Fresh Citrus Lemongrass Soda

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Fresh Citrus Lemongrass Soda

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

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