Lemongrass Ginger Sauce

Lemongrass stems
Lemongrass stems on a dewey leaf

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
252 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g
Calcium 92mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This lemon grass ginger sauce recipe is a fusion of Asian and Spanish flavors and relies on fresh ingredients—ginger, lemongrass, a few celery leaves.

It's easy to make; quickly sauté the ingredients and toss in the blender to combine. Use this sauce with all kinds of seafood besides crab—shrimp, swordfish, mackerel, yellowtail (also known as Hamachi), sturgeon, halibut and anything that is pretty firm.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 finely shallots (chopped)
  • 1-inch lemongrass (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 inches of fresh ginger (grated or finely chopped)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons celery leaves (finely chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shallots and lemongrass and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring well.

  2. Add the wine, the grated or finely chopped ginger and a little salt, then turn the heat up to high. Boil off the wine by half, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, one tablespoon of celery leaves, and taste for salt—add some if you need it.

  3. Pour the sauce into a food processor and blitz it until it becomes a thick puree; it should look a bit like a light-green mayo, as everything will emulsify.