[Sca-cooks] Question about Citron Leaves
selene at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 4 18:29:33 PST 2009
I think I need your mailing address again. I have it somewhere but it
would be faster this way.
There are many different kinds of citron, which is what threw us all
these years. Compare ordinary citron to etrog to Buddha's Fingers, for
example. [I just wish we had an etrog tree - we could make a killing
during the Jewish Holiday season.] ;-)
Elaine Koogler wrote:
> Wow! Thanks for the prompt response, folks! Selene, if you check the
> Wikipedia entry, there is a picture of a citron, including the leaves. The
> appearance is a little different from the lime leaves, but they are still
> pretty much the same shiny green. So yes, if you don't mind, that would be
> great. Do you have my address? By seeing them and smelling them, I can
> perchance figure out how close the lime leaves would be. It appears to me
> that, as the warm eggplant and sauce mixture are put on top of the leaves,
> the leaves would lend a kind of fragrant taste to the whole. I doubt that
> they would be eaten, but would still provide some taste to the dish.
> Thanks again for all of your help!
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> A tree at my parents' house has been tenatively identified as some kind of
>> citron. Otherwise, the lemons are mind-bogglingly ugly. Want me to mail
>> you some?
>> All citrus leaves are pleasantly scented and non-poisonous, to the best of
>> my knowledge, and would make a suitable kind of leaf to spread over a
>> food-bearing surface. Precursor to foil, smells better and bio-degradable!
>> Elaine Koogler wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I'm working on figuring out dishes for my Middle Eastern feast at the end
>>> February. I'm looking at an Andalusian recipe, "A Dish of Eggplants with
>>> Saffron" that calls for, among other things, citron leaves. I have
>>> them and can only find a description of them, but no one seems to carry
>>> them! So...I was wondering. I can get hold of kaffir lime leaves...would
>>> these be a reasonable substitute for the citron leaves? They are both
>>> citrus fruits, and the Wikipedia article indicates that citron, pomelo and
>>> mandarin orange were the original citrus fruits...and that citron is the
>>> name used in several countries for lemon. So they appear to be closely
>>> Any opinions??
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