Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lemongrass Paste ( Kroeoung)

Lemongrass Paste ( Kroeoung)

Many of you email me and want to know what Lemongrass Paste is. It is a combination of spices that we use though out Southeast Asia, Thailand, Loa, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It has lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and turmeric ect…

Here is the recipe

2 Lemongrass white part only cut to small pieces
3 kaffir lime leaves thinly sliced
3 galangal pieces thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves
½ t of turmeric
1 dried Mexico chili soaked cut to small pieces

In a mortar pestle pound all the ingredients to paste.
We use a lot of lemongrass paste on many of the BBQ and soup or stir fry.
If you don’t want the paste to turn red color don’t use dried Mexican chili, but for curry you need to put it in for red color.
Thai and Cambodia curry paste use this kind of lemongrass paste.

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