Lemongrass Recipes

These 16 lemongrass recipes will add bright citrus and herbal notes to nearly any dish

Commonly used in Asian cooking, fragrant lemongrass brings its bright citrus and herbal notes to everything from soups and marinades to salads and desserts. Here are our 16 favorite lemongrass recipes, from classic hot and sour Thai soup to a sweet lemongrass syrup.

BBQ Shrimp With Lemongrass

BBQ Shrimp With Lemongrass

Chef Seppi Rengli created this dish while at New York's Sea Grill restaurant, using lemongrass in the marinade, then skewering the shrimp with the stalks to add extra flavor.Dana Gallagher
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Lemongrass Syrup

Fragrantly herbal and vaguely citrusy, stir lemongrass syrup into a mint julep for an exotic take on the classic. It's also lovely drizzled over pound cake, tossed with a mango–papaya fruit salad, or used to sweeten a glass of iced tea.William Abranowicz
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Indonesian Chicken Curry

INDONESIA In this dish, based on one in SAVEUR editor-in-chief James Oseland's Cradle of Flavor, cinnamon and lemongrass give the silky sauce fragrance and spice. See the recipe for Indonesian Chicken Curry »Andre Baranowski
Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong

Fragrant with lime juice and lemongrass, this hot and sour soup is based on a recipe from our friend Nancie McDermott, author of Real Thai (Chronicle Books, 1992). Get the recipe for Tom Yum Goong »Todd Coleman
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HOME-MADE XO SAUCE

_ Sang Yoon, Father's Office, Los Angeles_ "Making it is a real labor of love; you have to let the dried seafood soak up water before finely chopping it with the aromatics and cooking the mixture to incorporate the flavors. But it's so worth it." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story » See the complete list of SAVEUR 100 items »Todd Coleman
Southern Thai-Style Mussel Satay (Hoi Malaeng Puu)

Southern Thai-Style Mussel Satay (Hoi Malaeng Puu)

This satay gets its tangy fieriness from red curry paste and tamarind. Get the recipe for Southern Thai-Style Mussel Satay (Hoi Malaeng Puu) »Todd Coleman
Lemongrass Pork Satay

Lemongrass Pork Satay

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten uses pork shoulder for this umami-packed satay. Get the recipe for Lemongrass Pork Satay »Todd Coleman
Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Coconut milk imbues this pork satay with a subtle sweetness.Todd Coleman
Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam)

Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam)

These fragrant chicken skewers are infused with traditional Indonesian spices like lemongrass, garlic, and ginger. Get the recipe for Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam) »Todd Coleman
Balinese Tuna Satay (Satay Lilit)

Balinese Tuna Satay (Satay Lilit)

This Balinese-style tuna satay is adapted from Janet De Neefe's Fragrant Rice. Get the recipe for Balinese Tuna Satay (Satay Lilit) »Todd Coleman
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Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Chops (Suon Nuong)

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Chops (Suon Nuong)

Three of these ultra-thin ¼"-thick pork chops for this dish, flavored with a caramel-lemongrass marinade, can be cut from one hefty American-style pork chop.Todd Coleman