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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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 On any given night, international crowds fill this spot to taste dishes loaded with classic Thai flavors; kaffir lime leaves, chiles, and fish sauce for all! Kar-shing Tong, Bon Appetit, "Tacos, Fried Chicken, Noodles, and More to Eat in London Right Now," 24 Apr. 2017 Find produce, fresh herbs, including kaffir lime leaves, meat, starches, frozen fish, canned and jarred goods and snacks. Samantha Bakall | The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "The complete guide to every Asian grocery store in the Portland area," 19 Oct. 2017

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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