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Vietnamese beef stew with lemongrass in a pot

Best lemongrass recipes

Published: July 21, 2015 at 9:51 am
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The unique flavour of lemongrass adds a fragrant touch to dishes, including Thai-style mussels, Vietnamese pho and BBQ tamarind salmon with lemongrass, chilli and ginger

Looking for lemongrass recipes? Try our ideas below then check out our Vietnamese recipes.

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Best lemongrass recipes

Thai carrot and lemongrass soup

Thai cuisine uses fragrant flavours to create warming and comforting dishes. Our thai carrot and lemongrass soup is an easy vegetarian option with plenty of zing from the lemongrass and ginger, plus the coconut milk makes the soup really creamy.


Whole chilli and lemongrass sea bream

Delicately soft barbequed sea bream, with a punchy lemongrass marinade and fiery chilli, makes for a great summer BBQ.

Whole chilli and lemongrass sea bream

Bánh mì bowls with lemongrass pork

Our lighter take on a Vietnamese classic takes out the bread, but is still packed with lemongrass-infused pork, carrots, mooli and jasmine rice.

Banh mi bowls

Baked salmon with curried coconut

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe With Asparagus

Pork and lemongrass meatballs in lettuce cups

These pork and lemongrass meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes but are packed full of flavour – the pickled cucumber helps to keep the flavours fresh and ties in the Asian influence, and the lettuce cups keep it healthy.

Pork and lemongrass meatballs in lettuce cups

Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot

This warming beef and lemongrass stew boasting fragrant Vietnamese-flavours is a definite winner. It's a one-pot, so there's minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour.

Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe With Lemongrass

Coconut and lemongrass poached chicken with lime rice

Fluffy steamed rice, crunchy veg and aromatic Thai spices including lemongrass go into making this comforting chicken bowl.

Coconut Milk Chicken Recipe With Rice

Tomato, lemongrass and rice soup

Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with Rice and Lemongrass

Healthy chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

These Asian-inspired chicken burgers make a great, healthier alternative to the usual beef. Pickled red cabbage on the side adds an extra kick. Serve on round lettuce leaves instead of buns.


Thai-style mussels

This has to be our best, most moreish mussel recipe. A deceptively simple one-pot-meal, succulent mussels are combined with red and green chillies, lemongrass and ginger. You won't be able to get enough of them.


Vietnamese-style lemongrass beef platter

Tender and fragrant marinated beef is barbecued or grilled and served with rice noodles and a chilli lime dipping sauce. Great as an appetiser or light main course.


Hot-and-sour fish soup

This quick and easy hot-and-sour fish soup is full of big flavours like ginger, chilli and lemongrass but is ready in just 20 minutes.


Sri Lankan crab curry (crab kari)

This recipe from Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers features robust crab curry, flavoured with lemongrass, mustard seeds and fenugreek.

A bowl of crab kari topped with crab claws on a slate background

Lemongrass pork skewers with green bean salad

Wrap pork mince around lemongrass skewers before cooking for serving in lettuce leaf cups. Make an easy salad with finely chopped green beans to serve on top.


BBQ tamarind salmon with lemongrass, chilli and ginger

Sour tamarind counters salmon’s rich, oily flavour and gives this Thai-inspired dish a real wow factor. Find tamarind purée in the spice or Asian section of most major supermarkets.

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Blackcurrant and lemongrass cordial

Rather than overpowering the fruit, lemongrass adds a subtle citrus note to this intense drink. Serve the cordial diluted over plenty of ice or use to make a summery blackcurrant mojito cocktail.

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