Fresh Lemongrass Marinade
Canola is the perfect oil for our Asian marinade, stable enough to stand up to the high heat of the grill.
- 6 lemongrass stalks
- 3 Tbsp water 45 mL
- 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 45 mL
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 Tbsp honey 45 mL
- 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 15 mL
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste 5 mL
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste 1 mL
- 3 Tbsp canola oil 45 mL
- 1. Trim off root ends of lemongrass; remove all tough outer leaves. Cut off tender lower 4 to 6-inches (10 to 15 cm) of stalks, and chop. Discard tops. Puree chopped lemongrass and water in blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- 2. Add lime juice, garlic, honey, soy sauce, pepper flakes, salt and canola oil, and blend until smooth, about 1 minute more. Reserve 1/3 of marinade for basting.
- 3. Marinate beef, pork and chicken with remaining marinade overnight and shrimp or fish for 1 hour. Discard marinade after using. Grill over medium heat; baste with reserved marinade halfway through cooking time.
About 1 cup (250 mL)
2 tsp (10 mL)
|Total Fat||1.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
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