Kaffir Lime Leaves

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Kaffir Lime Leaves (Vacuum Dried) by Hatton Hill. Grown, harvested and dried in Thailand. Packed in the UK.

Kaffir lime trees are citrus fruit-bearing trees native to tropical Southeast Asia and southern China. Their leaves boast an intense citrus fragrance and flavour that many chefs say is impossible to substitute with any other ingredient. The leaves are a mainstay ingredient in the cuisines of Thailand, Cambodia Vietnam and Laos, and also used widely in Indonesian and Malaysian dishes.

PURE, PREMIUM PRODUCT: Hatton Hill's kaffir lime leaves are grown in Thailand – part of the region to which they are native – carefully harvested and vacuum dried to seal in their unique aroma and flavour. 

USES: A useful way of thinking about how to cook with kaffir lime leaves is to treat them as a kind of Southeast Asian bouquet garni, or bay leaf, since they're used in much the same way – to impart a distinctive flavour and aroma to your cooking. They have an intense citrus flavour and a hint of spiciness. Their flavour is lighter and has more zing than that of bay leaves and curry leaves. In Southeast Asian cuisine, kaffir lime leaves are often paired with ginger and lemongrass, and they work superbly with chillies, galangal and shallots. Their most widespread use is in cooking curries, soups, stocks and stir-fries, and they're nothing short of wonderful with delicate flavours such as fish, chicken and coconut milk (they're an anchor ingredient in Thai tom yum soup). But their unique and appealing flavour also makes them very versatile in other types of dishes and preparations, some well beyond their traditional range of uses. They lift the flavour of Western-style salads and dressings and provide everyday soups and stews with a delicious, instant tanginess. You can also use them to give pickled vegetables a zingy twist, and in sugar syrup for desserts, baking and cocktails. If you've never experienced the flavour and fragrance of these very special leaves, you owe it to yourself to try them! They're certain to broaden your culinary horizons! 

Vegetarian ✓ Vegan ✓

Packed on premises that handle celery, cereals containing gluten, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, and tree nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamias).

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