Glossary

Lime leaf

Lime leaf

Pronounce it: ly-m leef

Lime leaves are obtained from the kaffir lime, which is not a true lime at all but rather a subspecies of the citrus family. Used widely in south-east Asian cooking, especially Thai, lime leaves have a beautifully fragrant citrus smell and a fresh lemony flavour.

Cook it

Tear or shred lime leaves into Thai soups and curries.

Alternatives

Try curry leaf.

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