A Task for Perfectionists

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kaffir lime leaves shredded

If you have a dining companion who’s a perfectionist, as I do, here’s a good task for that person: Make him slice the kaffir lime leaves!

I’ve written before about how to shred kaffir lime leaves, a technique that I’ve recently learned is called “chiffonade.” I don’t have the skill, patience or — truth be told — desire to know how to do such an exasperating thing. Which is why I am glad I do know someone who does. Here’s a photo of his handiwork, above.

2 Responses to “A Task for Perfectionists”

  1. crackingcurry.com » Blog Archive » Maiden Voyage of New Alessi Wok! Says:

    […] are the kaffir lime leaves “chiffonaded” and the bird’s eye chiles, chopped. You can add both at this point. (Or I sometimes […]

  2. crackingcurry.com » Blog Archive » A Boxing Day Curry — An Easy Shrimp Veggie Dish Says:

    […] or labor-intensive as a proper Thai curry. ┬áIf you happen to have kaffir lime leaves on hand, chiffonade and throw them in, […]

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