Kaffir lime leaves are the glossy dark green distincitve “double leaves” of the Kaffir lime tree. Kaffir limes are a very bumpy skinned lime .
Selection and Storage
Choose glossy green fresh looking leaves. Store covered in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
Kaffir lime leaves are used frequently in South East Asian cuisine. They are added whole to curries or ground into pastes, such as for Tom Yum. The leaves can be used fresh or dried, and can be stored frozen. They have a sharp acidic lime flavour. The rind and zest of kaffir limes are also used in curry pastes and Creole cooking and also added to rums. Good with chicken, pork, chillis and coconut milk.
All year round.