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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012, 08:51:36 AM »
Do you have a ginger grater?  A very worthwhile kitchen utensil. (plus you can use it as a hops planter in the tropics ;)  )

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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2012, 08:55:07 AM »
i use on of these:


Do you think the ginger grater works better?  I might have to get one.
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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 09:10:02 AM »
I cannot see the details of the picture you posted.  I'm on my iPhone.  It looks like a file... ?

Ceramic ginger graters have cone-shaped points for abrasion.  They separate the soft tissue and juice from the fiber.  Once you see how they work you will not want to go back to a cheese grater.  A common utensil in asian kitchens.  You should be able to find a nice one for around $10.


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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2012, 09:24:15 AM »
I'll check it out.  The one I posted is a microplane grater, it works really well for a lot of things.  Ginger kind of gums it up though, because of the fibers.  Next time I go to Uwajimaya - thanks for the tip.
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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2012, 11:45:16 AM »
I always wondered how ginger graters could possibly work. Microplanes just shred the hell out of ginger, so I figured a bunch of raised points would just be the same if not worse. I'll have to keep my eye out for a cheap one.

Microplanes are killer for citrus zest, though. Worth their price even if it's just for that one purpose.
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Re: lime leaf source
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2012, 12:11:27 PM »
ginger graters are amazing. All the fiber just balls up and can be picked out occasionaly so it doesn't gum up the works.
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