Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade

Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade IMAGE

Use this punchy Thai-inspired sauce to marinate steak or chicken, mix it with corn as it's cooking or toss it with vegetables before roasting.

  • Portion size 3 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 lemongrass outer layers discarded and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) lengths
  • 1 piece (2 inches/ 5 cm) fresh ginger peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint
  • 1 Thai bird's-eye pepper seeded
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Method

In food processor, pulse lemongrass with ginger until coarsely ground. Add basil, mint, Thai pepper, brown sugar, lime zest, lime juice, fish sauce and salt; pulse, scraping down side, until in coarse paste. With motor running, add oil in thin steady stream until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts per tbsp: about

  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Calories 67.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 34 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
Share X
Food

Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade

Login