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Recipes Using Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is a popular ingredient in many Asian inspired dishes. It adds a lemony flavor to stir fries, soups, drinks and even desserts.
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
August 10, 2018

This recipe of mine is based around one of my favourite Thai soups, Tom Kha Gai. Since my easy-to-get-to local shops don't carry lemongrass, galangal, or kaffir lime leaves, I've made substitutes that do a great job of mimicking them (until I can get out to the proper shops)! I hope you give this a try.

When I make this soup, I like to use a blend of broths for a richer flavour. Here I used half chicken broth, half shrimp stock. I've added a link on how to make my shrimp stock.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Link: Homemade Shrimp Stock Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shrimp stock
  • 1 1- inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1 13.5 can (13.5oz) coconut milk
  • 6 oz boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz baby corns
  • 8 oz straw mushrooms
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • hot chili sauce for garnish
ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. Place broth, stock, ginger, green onion, jalapeno, carrot, brown sugar, and bay leaves in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
  2. adding Coconut Chicken Soup
     
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  3. Stir in coconut milk and lime zest. Bring heat up to boil, then lower to a simmer.
  4. adding herb to Coconut Chicken Soup
     
  5. Stir in the chicken, baby corn, and mushrooms, keeping the soup at a low and gentle boil. Stir frequently, until chicken is fully cooked. Add lime juice and add salt to taste. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a few drops of hot chili sauce.
  6. adding chicken to Soup
     
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December 14, 2010

I am looking for a Weight Watchers recipe for marinated flank steak. It was in recipe book from the late 60's or early 70's. I think it was called Japanese Flank Steak. I believe it used ginger as one of the ingredients.

By cynthia from Mansfield, OH

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 267 Posts
December 14, 20100 found this helpful

I have a newer WW cookbook from a couple of years ago that has a recipe for marinated flank steak. It might be an updated version of the recipe you are looking for.

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1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger (or 1 tsp. ground)
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh lemongrass
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. dry sherry
pinch crushed red pepper
1 (1 lb) flank steak
2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

The directions (which are wordy) call for mixing the marinade ingredients (up to the flank steak above) in a gallon zip top bag and then add the steak. Refrigerate, turning occasionally overnight, or up to 24 hours. Remove meat from refrigerator 30 minutes before broiling.

Preheat broiler. Discard marinade and pat steak dry with a paper towel, then drizzle with the oil. Broil 3 inches from heat, turning once and sprinkling the salt on the cooked side, about 4 minutes a side. Season with pepper. Transfer the steak to a cutting board, let stand 2-3 minutes then cut on diagonal into 12 slices.

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Hope this is helpful. I may have to make some myself :)

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December 18, 20100 found this helpful

Jess, does this recipe in your WW book give nutritional information and/or points? Thanks for sharing.

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September 19, 2019

A delicious, coconut cream based Thai shrimp soup that is sweet, spicy, and savoury. Curry paste and fish sauce help give this soup its distinct flavor.

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup in bowl

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November 7, 2020

This is one of those easy recipes to whip up that doesn't require any time to marinate in the fridge. I went a little heavy on the lemongrass (I absolutely love lemongrass) and fish sauce but it's just so delicious!

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You can add more or less red peppers depending on your spicy tolerance. This salmon pairs perfectly with rice and side soup!

The baked salmon filets.

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August 13, 2020

Growing lemongrass has it's perks! You can make this delicious sautéed lemongrass pork dish, that is easy to make and very flavorful.

Cooked lemongrass pork in a pot.

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August 12, 2020

Lemongrass and ginger has many health benefits especially for digestion aid and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a refreshing tea you could make and versatile as you could drink this cold or warm.

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If you don't have an instant pot, you can boil these two simple ingredients over a stove top to achieve the same results.

A cup of lemongrass ginger tea.

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April 25, 2019

Chicken, coconut milk and galagnal are the essential ingredients to make this savory Thai soup. This page contains a recipe for tom kha gai soup.

A bowl of creamy Tom Kha Gai soup.

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December 27, 2016

A regional favorite dish in Vietnam which consists of seasoned beef grilled in leaves. This page contains a recipe for Beef La Lot.

Grilled Beef La Lot

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August 13, 2020

Here's a quick and simple wet rub for salmon made with a few ingredients. Paired with white rice and side of vegetables. A perfect light meal for lunch or dinner.

A portion of ginger garlic lemongrass salmon.

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