“I don’t talk about products a lot here on this site, and when I do it’s always only because I like the products and want to recommend them to you. So here’s another recommendation for which I receive absolutely no financial compensation from the proprietor: kaffir lime leaf essential oil… I hate dried kaffir lime leaves. I really do. They’re useless as far as I’m concerned… But now you have another option in the absence of fresh kaffir lime leaves. When added in small amounts towards the end of the cooking time, this concentrated kaffir lime leaf essential oil gives you that familiar fragrance that is so fresh and so natural that it will be as if you had used fresh kaffir lime leaves… Thai Food Essentials makes some high-quality kaffir lime leaf oils. Check them out.”
(French, Google translate)
The French food blog La plus petite cuisine du monde has mentioned our kaffir lime essential oil in a post about the famous northern Thai sausage Sai Ua. This sausage contains quite a lot of Thai herbs, and kaffir lime is an essential ingredient. Pichon mentions how hard it is to find fresh kaffir lime leaves in France, and suggests using our oil instead. “The taste is perfectly authentic”, she says. “I am a great fan of your product, it is excellent in taste and stability! A very good job :)”
“I use Kafir lime oil constantly in my cooking and even take a bottle with me when we go to a Thai restaurant. It is powerful and gives a delicious flavor to all of my Thai dishes. Just before serving a dish of curry try adding ONE drop of Kafir lime oil on top of the curry along with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice”.
What can I substitute for kaffir lime leaves?
“There’s the option of using Kaffir Lime essential oil – it is the best substitute I know of, much better than the dried Kaffir Lime leaves… It is truly wonderful”.
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