What can I substitute for kaffir lime leaves?

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Regular lime leaves as well as lime zest can be substituted for kaffir lime leaves. Lemon or lemon leaves are also suitable. Kaffir lime leaves are often used in Thai cooking and are available fresh, dried or frozen.

To zest a lime as a substitute, wash and dry the lime. Hold the lime still, and run a zest grater over the lime. Only take the green part of lime, as the white pith can be bitter. Scrape the zest into a measuring spoon to measure the amount. A tablespoon of lime zest is usually enough if the recipe calls for six lime leaves.

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1. Throw the leaves, stems and all, into the broth. 2. Simmer Kaffir leaves with the rest of the broth's ingredients. 3. Remove and discard the leaves when you are ready to serve
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Leaves from the kaffir lime tree, which grows in Thailand, may be bought from stores that have an ethnic food section or that specialize in Asian food.
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Leaves of the kaffir lime tree. They're used in Southeast Asian cooking, and you can probably find them in markets that sell that kind of food. Source(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
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Most Asian grocery stores will at least sell dried leaves or have a plant available to harvest. Also, if you know any older people from Southeast Asia, they will also keep a tree
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