God I'm thick....

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I've been omitting kaffir lime leaves from most of my curries, I was writing a list for my wife of a few things I need. She loves shopping,lol. I had kaffir leaves on the list. She just happened to ask me what the kaffir leaves are for and I said curries. She said you know we have a lime tree don't you?? I said yes, she said it's a kaffir lime tree!! I went out and grabbed a leaf and chewed on it, man it's beautiful. I never clicked that we had a tree. Wife planted it 4 years ago and I've only been getting 1 a year, there's now about 10 on it.
BONUS.....ding ding. Man I'm happy.

It's a good day in my house!!

Russ
 

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I've been omitting kaffir lime leaves from most of my curries, I was writing a list for my wife of a few things I need. She loves shopping,lol. I had kaffir leaves on the list. She just happened to ask me what the kaffir leaves are for and I said curries. She said you know we have a lime tree don't you?? I said yes, she said it's a kaffir lime tree!! I went out and grabbed a leaf and chewed on it, man it's beautiful. I never clicked that we had a tree. Wife planted it 4 years ago and I've only been getting 1 a year, there's now about 10 on it.
BONUS.....ding ding. Man I'm happy.

It's a good day in my house!!

Russ
Happy days! How lucky you are. Kaffir lime leaves are wonderful. I wouldn't add them to all curry though. They are particularly good with fish curry or prawn curry. Also - try adding one or two to the rice when its cooking - delicious perfumed rice.
 

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You grabbed A leaf? Kaffir lime leaves come in pairs and the limes themselves are too bitter for consumption. I've got to get another Australian finger lime tree.
 

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Kaffir limes are very distinctive in appearance, all knobby and nubbly, nearly impossible to zest, besides the juice being extremely bitter as Craig noted.
 

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Happy days! How lucky you are. Kaffir lime leaves are wonderful. I wouldn't add them to all curry though. They are particularly good with fish curry or prawn curry. Also - try adding one or two to the rice when its cooking - delicious perfumed rice.
Yeah only where recipe says it. :)

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I had kaffir leaves on the list. She just happened to ask me what the kaffir leaves are for and I said curries. She said you know we have a lime tree don't you?? I said yes, she said it's a kaffir lime tree!!
I see that your wife does what my wife does: points out the things that are obvious, but that I'm too thick to see myself. :laugh:
 
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