How to prepare lemongrass

Lemongrass has various uses from culinary to medicinal. Most of the time we only use the white portion near the roots.

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First trim off the root-end of the lemongrass,

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then peel off outer layer of the lemon grass until you get to the fresh looking bits inside, trim off the green portion.

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Using your knife, smash and flatten the lemongrass, this will break up the stems and release the essential oils in the lemongrass.

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