Lemongrass Ginger Sauce

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    20 mins
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This Lemon Grass Ginger Sauce Recipe is a fusion of Asian and Spanish flavors and relies on fresh ingredients -- ginger, lemon grass, a few celery leaves.

It's easy to make -- quickly saute 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 -- anything that is pretty firm. This recipe makes enough to serve 4.

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What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot, about 2-3 minutes. Add the shallots and lemon grass 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, and 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 (leaves from the top of a bunch of celery you buy in the store), and taste for salt  -- add some if you need it.
  1. 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.