[Sca-cooks] Question about Citron Leaves

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jan 4 14:32:06 PST 2009

The following site suggests using lime peel as a replacement for citron 


Gernot Katzer states that lime peel is probably one of the best substitutes 
for kaffir lime leaves.  Although the substitution is twice removed, these 
references suggest that kaffir lime leaf would be a reasonable substitute 
for citron leaf.  You might also check out lemon myrtle.


> Hi folks,
> I'm working on figuring out dishes for my Middle Eastern feast at the end 
> of
> February.  I'm looking at an Andalusian recipe, "A Dish of Eggplants with
> Saffron" that calls for, among other things, citron leaves.  I have 
> googled
> 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
> related.
> Any opinions??
> Kiri

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