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Lemongrass and Coconut Paste

Published: 2019-05-22 13:08:07 +0000
Categories: Sauce,

This recipe will make a Lemon grass and coconut paste for use in stir-frys etc. If you want to instead make a sauce, follow the steps below, and then add it to 1 can of boiling coconut milk, stir until it's well mixed and then strain off any solids before pouring over your meal.

Cooking Time

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 2 mins
Total: 7 mins




  • 25g unsweetened coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
  • 2 lemongrass sticks
  • ½-1 red chilli


  1. Trim and finely chop the lemongrass
  2. Deseed and chopped the chilli
  3. Heat a wok over a medium-high heat and, once hot, briefly toast the coconut flakes
  4. Use a blender (or mortar and pestle) to blend the coconut flakes with the lemon grass, chilli and a small splash of water until it forms a thick paste
  5. When stir-frying later, add after browning meat, but before adding veg


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