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How to Cook with Lemongrass
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How to Cook with Lemongrass

Preparing lemongrass for cooking is actually quite simple. And today, you will learn how to cook with lemongrass in easy steps.
Course: Cooking Tips
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: How to Cook with Lemongrass, How to Prepare Lemongrass
Author: Rika


  • a sharp kitchen knife


  • 1 lemongrass


  • Use a sharp kitchen knife to carefully cut about two inches off the bottom then cut about 6-8 inches of the upper part.
  • Use your fingers to find the tough outer leaves and remove them (usually around 1-3 layers per stalk).
  • Depending on what the recipe calls for, you can chop, slice, grind, dice, bruise, mince the softer layers of lemongrass stalks using a sharp kitchen knife, food processor, or mortar and pestle.


Please note, some grocery stores probably already have removed the green woody tops. If it is the case for you, you don't need to trim the upper part.