Much as the name suggests these leaves originate off the citrus trees of kaffir limes, a plant native to tropical Asia including Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia. But unlike normal lime leaves, kaffir limes are thicker and more aromatic, which means not too many leaves are needed to give a zesty punch to a dish. The leaves are often when used in stews, curries, and stir-fries. It can also be used fresh when finely sliced.
Recipe ideas using kaffir lime leaves:
- Thai green curry with chicken by Bunycooks
- Chicken stir-fry with Thai chilli kaffir lime sauce by Ginger and Scotch
- Coconut and kaffir lime custard pie by Hint of Vanilla