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Has anyone ever used lemon extract instead of lemongrass?

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extremelychocolateymilkroll Sat 29-Sep-12 14:18:05

I'm making this chickpea and pumpkin dish for this evening and the supermarket didn't have lemongrass. Could I use lemon extract instead? If so how much would I use? The recipe says 3 large stalks of lemongrass. Thanks.

multipoodles Sat 29-Sep-12 14:57:42

Sorry no idea but I keep powdered lemon grass in my spice cupboard as shops around us rarely have it when I need it. Also available as a squeeze y tube, obviously for future reference. I just goggled lemon grass substitute and read use zest of one lemon for 2 stalks of lemon grass smile

extremelychocolateymilkroll Sat 29-Sep-12 15:44:03

Thanks so much multipoodles. Will look into for the next time I make this dish. Have just bought lemon extract from Sainsburys where it was on offer - along with orange and almond extract - can you tell I love an offer?? Was quite excited at the thought of using it in this recipe but will have to make a cake instead.

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