I don't want to hit the grocery store for one last infernal ingredient. Not to mention I'm broke.
I was wanting to try this recipe:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 shallots, chopped
2 small fresh red chili peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass
2 1/8 cups chicken stock (I will be using Better Than Bouilon No Chicken Base)
4 cups peeled and diced pumpkin
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
But lack lemon grass. So I looked up some pumpkin soup recipes on vegancooking.
All of the recipes I'm looking at have at least one ingredient I don't have! (don't you just hate that?)
I don't have:
I DO have:
I read a substitute for lemon grass is lime/lemon zest and ginger. But I don't have limes/lemons.
Will someone with imagination and/or experience (I lack both) help me out?
Or am I doomed to put it off till payday and have to buy a citrus fruit out of season?