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A fragrant herb that is used in soups, seafood and meat dishes to produce a lemony flavor, especially in Thai cooking. Fresh lemongrass is pale green in color and has a subtle lemon scent. Its flavor comes from citral, which is an essential oil that is also found in lemon peel. When used in stock, it is cut into strips and bruised to release the flavorful oils. Otherwise the tough outer layers are discarded and the top portion is trimmed off. Also called citronella.
The great thing about making a roast chicken for dinner, is that you're almost always guaranteed leftovers for the next day. You could just reheat them, serve up some mashed potatoes (or, since this was Roasted Lemongrass Chicken serve up some rice), maybe make a side of green beans and call it a meal. Or, you could turn it into a number of other tasty delights. For example, you could use a bit of curry paste and coconut milk and create a lemongrass infused chicken curry. Or you could keep it simple and create a great chicken sandwich. However, since we've got the lemongrass flavor in these leftovers, I propose a nice light Thai flavored rice salad. To view the recipe (which can be altered to become vegetarian), read more