Kaffir Lime Leaves
Storage Tips: Kaffir lime leaves can be kept in a plastic bag or a glass jar for up to a week. If you need to store them for a longer time, place the leaves in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator, this way they last about a year.
If you want to dry the kaffir leaves, the best way to do it is by hanging them upside down in a warm, dark and dry room. Once dried store in a jar with a tight lid.
Usage Ideas: Fresh kaffir leaves can be used in salads, soups and curries, but we recommend you either tear them very thinly or remove them before serving. Kaffir leaves are also used in many Thai recipes and can be added to jasmine rice to give it a citrus taste.
Don’t use leaves that have been frozen in salads. When cooking with frozen or dried leaves, double the portion that comes on the recipe because of the loss of flavour.
Fun Facts: Kaffir lime is original from Southeast Asia. Besides from cooking, the leaves are used to make shampoos, body sprays and even natural bleaches. In Asia, traditional believes say that kaffir lime leaves have soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.