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Lemongrass Marinade

Course: Marinade
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Freezer Friendly?: Yes
Prep Ahead?: Yes
Does it Keep?: 4 Days
Type: Marinade
Special Diets: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Alex Alexander
A basic marinade to add into your rotation. This works for chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, tofu. You could even marinade vegetables in this before throwing them on the grill! 
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  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pieces shallot roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks lemongrass white parts only roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp oil avocado or olive oil
  • ground pepper


  • 1 pound chicken, pork, beef (if using tofu - 1 brick)


  • Combine garlic, shallots, lemongrass, fish sauce, and oil in a bowl or ziploc bag.
  • Place protein in the bowl or ziploc bag. Coat the protein evenly in the marinade. Seal container and marinate at least 2 hours, but up to 24 hours.
  • If using meat, remove 1 hour before cooking and allow to come to room temperature and cook to desired doneness


  • If you are in a hurry, cut the meat into smaller slices, marinade for 1 hour and cook.
  • If you prefer more of a "paste" consistency, blend all the ingredients and coat meat in paste.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 4559mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3.2mg