INGREDIENTS: 50g/13/4oz/1 cup coconut flakes 2 lemongrass stalks, hard outer layers removed 2 small onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 6cm/21/2in piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 1 tbsp chopped galangal, or paste 4-6 red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped 1 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp oil 4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed 1 cinnamon stick 650g/1lb 7oz braising steak, diced into 3cm/11/4in cubes 400ml/14fl oz/12/3 cups coconut milk 4 kaffir
lime leaves Grated zest and juice of 1 lime 190g/63/4oz/1 cup red rice, preferably Bhutanese (available online), soaked overnight, then drained Salt 2 shallots, finely sliced and deep fried 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves METHOD: 1.
Over medium flame, heat the oil and add green curry paste, kaffir
lime leaves and all the spices.
Tom Kha Gai soup featuring chicken |infused with galangal, lemongrass and kaffir
Each family prizes its own unique, and sometimes very secret, blend of seasonings, especially for favored dishes like Amok, an enchanting, thick curry of coconut milk, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and kaffir
The Perfect Gin & Tonic ($16) mixes Hendrick's gin with Fever Tree tonic water, served over diamond-shaped ice and garnished with fresh cucumber and a kaffir
LATE BLOOMERS Anthurium, above, and red kaffir
lilies, below, in the Gillies garden DELIGHTED Catriona Gillies can't believe how may plants are still flowering FLOWERING Primula and osteospermum
Thanks to mail order, I've been able to enjoy my beloved Meyers as well as kaffir
lime trees (now grown in pots on my deck) in the summertime, albeit on a smaller scale.
leaves, sweet basil, chilies, and remove from heat.
It is possible, especially to extract essential oils from herbs, such as garlic, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir
lime leaves to use in the process of preservation.
AFEW gems sparkle at ground level in November, such as schyzostylis, the Kaffir
lily, a lovely late flowering perennial for moist soil in sun or a little shade.
The company plans to change the range of flavours seasonally, with the initial line-up offering summer soup with ham; vegetable broth with chicken & kaffir
lime; and a vegetarian option: green summer vegetable soup.
Try herbaceous plants too, such as Japanese anenomes, Kaffir
lilies, colchicums, Michaelmas daisies and the eye-catching Chinese lanterns, Physallis franchetii.
For the preserved lemons, in a medium bowl, mix together the salt, sugar, lemongrass, chili pepper, kaffir
lime leaf, and peppercorns.
Stir in the coconut milk, then add the salt and dried kaffir
lime leaves, if using.
For the current season, selections include chilled asparagus soup with Meyer lemon foam and chervil; wild mushroom spring risotto with morels, pea tendrils and white truffle; maple-brined Kurobuta pork tenderloin with glazed Fuji apples and spinach; Thai spiced mussels with red curry, coconut and Kaffir
lime; Tolenas Farms quail salad with polenta, spinach and pancetta, with aged balsamic; and Maple Leaf Farms duck breast with Peruvian potato puree, favas and rhubarb chutney.