kaffir lime

noun
variants: or Kaffir lime

Definition of kaffir lime

: a citrus tree (Citrus hystrix) of southeastern Asia having aromatic leaves and roundish thick-rinded green fruits used especially in Thai cooking also : its leaves or fruit

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The Gotham Bar and Grill is offering new options for January including the $10 Thai Sunrise with kaffir lime, almond syrup, pineapple and tonic water. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Dry January Has New York Bartenders Mixing $10 Mocktails," 22 Jan. 2019 Get the otak otak: fish custard perked up with kaffir lime and chili, all steamed in a banana leaf. Fuchsia Dunlop, Condé Nast Traveler, "Penang is Asia's Next Great Foodie City," 15 Nov. 2018 Drawing in an eclectic crowd of creative talents and foodies, the restaurant has become a site for creative and social exchanges over fiery dishes and refreshing kaffir lime infused gin and tonics. Ahnna Lee, Vogue, "Dalad Kambhu Brings Thai Fine Dining to Berlin at Kin Dee," 17 Mar. 2018 SanTan Distilling Kaffir Lime Vodka: Produced from barley malt and flavored with kaffir lime leaves from Vietnam. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Beyond beer: SanTan Brewing Company now makes its own vodka, whiskey," 19 June 2018 To the mix, add fried garlic, fried shallots, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaf, cilantro, shallots, scallions, and mint. Jc Gibbs, Smithsonian, "Meet The Devotees of the Growing Lao Food Movement in a New Video from Folklife," 31 May 2018 Make a sachet by tying the kaffir lime leaf and bay leaf in cheesecloth. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 But the flavor is all herbs, half registered as fragrance — galangal and sun-baked earth, bright threads of kaffir lime leaves, and cilantro roots, subtler and more profound than the stems. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Thai Dishes That Pave a Chef’s Path Home in Elmhurst, Queens," 10 May 2018 Cook's notes: Find lemongrass and fresh kaffir lime leaves at Asian grocery stores featuring fresh produce. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Paula Wolfert's Indonesian Beef Satay (recipe)," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kaffir lime

1910, in the meaning defined above

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