Kaffir lime leaves are often used in Thai, Indonesian, Indian and Malaysian recipes to give a unique citrus flavour. They are grown across South Asia, Australia, and California. Kaffir lime leaves quickly lose their flavour when dried, so it’s best to use fresh if available if not frozen is a good substitute.
Kaffir lime leaves have a floral and citrusy aroma and are used fish, seafood and chicken dishes. Kaffir lime leaves are often used alongside Thai basil, chilli, coriander, galangal, ginger, lemongrass, and star anise. The juice of the Kaffir lime is used in Thai shampoos.