Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Lemon Grass with Ginger and Red Dates Drink

Lately, have been real busy and haven’t had any time for any new recipes. Guess this will last till year end. Have been brewing lemon grass with ginger quite often lately, it is examination period! Lemon grass can help to relieve anxiety and stress, detox, stimulating digestion and blood circulation. It can be served hot or chilled. The amount of ginger can be increased, for those who are nursing a cold.

Today, I added red date to it, so it can also be a confinement hot beverage if desired. I like to brew this tea in the morning and keep in the claypot or hot water flask till afternoon, by then the flavour is real robust.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 13 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 4 stalks fresh lemon grass
° 4 slices ginger
° 8 seedless red dates
° 500ml water
° rock sugar to taste
° 2 stalks fresh lemon grass (optional), for garnish

1. Peel off the outer layers of the lemon grass stalks, leaving the tender whitish centre. Cut into 7.5cm pieces and bruised.
2. Place the lemon grass, ginger, red dates and water in a pot. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-8 minutes. Add rock sugar and simmer until it dissolved.
3. Serve hot or chilled. Add a stalk of fresh lemon grass as swizzle stick, if desired.


...barbara... said...

mmm....i think this is just what i need to battle my cold....
just need to go get more red dates.....
thanks for this awesome tea :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

For nursing of cold, it can go without the red dates, just add more ginger if you like it :)

I add red dates so this can also be a confinement drink. Red dates improves qi, boasts blood circulation and calms the spirit. It also regulates the proportion of albumin and globulin.

Cheers :)

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