Friday, January 01, 2010

Red Limestone Paste

Red limestone paste is an odd ingredient in Thai cuisine, it is mostly used to make vegetables crisp (such as potatoes when making fries), and in batters for fried foods and pastries. We used it to make our Thai Bananas in Syrup.

To make limewater, add 1 tablespoon to 2-1/2 cups of water, stir well, then allow the paste to settle to the bottom. The resulting limewater can be used to soak the vegetables or add to desserts.

1 comment:

John Major said...

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