Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade

Photography by James Tse

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.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 10 minutes



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.)

Makes 2/3 cup.

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


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
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Basil, Lemongrass and Ginger Marinade