Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lemongrass Marinade for Shrimp

Nutrition facts were set for one shrimp and an estimate that 1/4 t oil would be retained by one shrimp. The nutrition facts were made at Calorie Count.

Lemongrass Marinade for Shrimp


1/4 cup good quality olive oil
1 T Ground Chili and Garlic Sauce* – or equivalent amount of ground chilis and ground garlic
1 T chopped fresh garlic
1 4 inch stem fresh lemongrass – peel the outer layers, rinse, and smash with a mallet, do not chop
1 T fresh lime juice
1 T low sodium soy sauce
¼ t fresh cracked black peppercorns
smashed lemongrass stem
12 shrimp, peeled, deveined, and rinsed

*Ground Chili and Garlic Sauce found in the Asian section of your grocers. Look for the little jars with a rooster drawing on it. If you prefer, you can sub in Sriracha sauce.


Mix the oil, chili and garlic sauce, the stems of lemongrass, lime juice, soy sauce, black peppercorns and place in a zip lock bag. Prepare the shrimp and add to the bag. Squish out as much air as you can and seal the bag. Marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours before grilling. Discard all remaining marinade after skewering the shrimp.

1 comment:

  1. Will want to try this one, too!