Basic Kitchen Tips: How to prepare lemongrass

Episode 5: How to prepare lemongrass

Lemongrass is a staple in many Asian cuisines. It is used in curries, stews, soups and stir-fries.

If your recipe calls for lemongrass, the first thing you'll need to do is to peel away any dried out layers.

Next, trim off the thin and harder parts of the stalk tips. 

Then, use a pestle, rolling pin, or just the back of your knife, to bash the stem. This helps to release the aromas and essentials oils that will give your dishes that lovely lemongrass flavour.