Lemongrass oil

2 to 3 fresh lime leaves

1 stalk fresh lemongrass

2 cloves garlic

3 x '/«-in. (5-mm) slices fresh ginger 2 cups (500 ml) peanut oil

1 Lightly bruise lime leaves, lemongrass, garlic and ginger by hitting them with the flat of a knife. Place herbs in clean 17 fl. oz. (500 ml) bottle; pour In peanut oil.

2 Leave 3 to 4 days to allow flavors to develop. Store in a cool, dark place. Use with fish and seafood.

MAKES 2 CUPS (500 ml)

Preparation 10 minutes plus 3 to 4 days for infusing

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