After searching my town (Baton Rouge, LA) for good quality fresh lemongrass to no avail, I opted to purchase some fresh stalks of lemongrass from an import food source online and had it delivered next day. It's great quality, fresh, and I have lots of it. I used four stalks for Tom Kha Gai soup, but I have about 20 fresh stalks just hanging out in the fridge begging to be used for something else while they're still fresh.
I'm new to Thai cooking, but does anyone have ideas (Thai or otherwise) for me to use up the lemongrass? I thought about maybe a marinade for meat, but couldn't find many topics here about its use.
While we're at it ... how long do I have til I need to use it all up? The stalks seem that they could last for a couple weeks in the fridge since they're pretty rigid and do not retain a lot of moisture.