Kaffir Lime Leaf

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Kaffir lime leaves also known as limau purut or makrut lime and it leaves are dark green, thick and shinny on the top. It is porous and pale on the back. A leaf has two connecting leaves. To smell the aroma you need to tear a leaf. Fresh Kaffir lime leaves can be kept in the refrigerator for at least two weeks and also can be store frozen. Simply put into a freezer Ziploc bag and seal it tightly to prevent the aroma from scenting the freezer. Fresh or dried Kaffir lime leaves is available from the Asian supermarkets.

In Thai and Laos Cuisine, most of their curries and spicy stir-fry dishes called for Kraffir lime leaves. Many of the recipes like Tom Yum, Tod Mun, Green Curry, Spicy Fish Mousse and more have Kaffir lime zests and leaves. You can also find in Indonesian and Malaysian/Singapore Cuisine like sayur asam, Otak-otak and other fish and chicken dishes. It gives a aromatic, astringent flavor to the dish.
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