1. Serve pickle with meats and poultry. 2. Serve as a table condiment 3. Use in Sushi or with rice dishes 4. use it also in vinaigrettes or in sandwiches, as you might use a cucumber pickle. A Little Thai pepper gives this a pleasing kick.
Until recently, lemon grass, or Takrai as it is known in Thailand, was primarily grown in India, Indonesia, and South East Asia. But as the popularity of Thai cuisine grows around the world, the demand for it has increased.The taste is refreshing and light, with a hint of ginger. These qualities make it blend well with garlic, chiles, and cilantro -- ingredients common to the cuisines of Indonesia and Thailand. It is most often used in curries, marinades, stews, and seafood soups as it needs liquids to bring out its essential oils. Its citrus taste helps to lighten some of the richer tasting dishes. Lemon grass is also used as the basis of a popular drink in the tropics, and as a tea.
Soak in hot water to reconstitute.