Lemon Grass, Tangy and Needs Vigorous Bruising
Marty Martindale

Lemon grass lures with a pleasantly-stunning aroma, rather like sour lemon with an edge lemongof ginger. In appearance, it is a grayish-green, tall thick grass composed of “woody” stalks similar to a green onion in build. The edible part is the “meaty” portion at the base above the root end, which is either smashed vigorously with a mallet or rolling pin, shattering its shape, so it becomes an herb bouquet. When it is used as an ingredient, it is minced finely and consumed.  Continue reading