Lemongrass Paste

Makes a lot Prep Time 30 minutes   Rated:


Fresh flavors are essential to Thai cuisine, as they bring a unique balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavour to each dish. One of the most prominent and versatile fresh herbs used in Thai cooking is lemongrass. It is a common ingredient in many Thai dishes, including soups, curries, and stir-fries. Its distinct citrusy and slightly sweet flavour adds a refreshing and aromatic note to any meal.

I am lucky enough to have a massive lemongrass plant that regularly needs a haircut and this recipe was perfect for just that. We used a LOT. So pick the time of year you make this, based on the health of your lemongrass plant.

Speaking of health...lemongrass is also known for its numerous health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, and boosting the immune system. The use of fresh ingredients, particularly lemongrass, is crucial to achieving the complex and harmonious flavours that make Thai cuisine so delicious and appealing. We love our Thai food so much that we have written a cookbook filled with delicious flavourful recipes. Get it HERE, or join us on the Insider club and get it absolutely free!

We suggest using this flavour base for any quickie Thai dinner you can imagine. I made a quick chicken curry with it, adding chicken, coconut cream and some veggies. It was literally ready in minutes. We will definitely be making this again and I am sure it will be referenced many times in other recipes...so get to it kids.

Try some of our other Thai recipes;

Thai Smokey Eggplant

Thai Chicken Cakes

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Ginger Peanut Salad

Number Seven Thai Pork

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If you have full length lemongrass stalks, you need to clean the stalks and cut off an inch from the root end. Bend the stalk and where it snaps is where to cut. You will be left with about a 8-10 cm stalk. Set aside the remaining length, if you're needing lemongrass skewers. Peel the outer layer and discard.


If you've purchased packaged lemongrass from a supermarket they should be ready to use as is.


Slice lemongrass thinly (this avoids getting the stingy bits in the paste).


Place prepared lemongrass and all remaining ingredients into the Thermomix bowl. Blend 2 min/speed 10.


Pour into a sterlised jar and use as recipe advises.

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