• 1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer leaves discarded, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 4-6 green chillies, deseeded if you prefer less heat, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • thumb-sized piece of galangal, peeled and chopped
  • 3 small shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 lime leaves, finely shredded
  • ½ small bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil


  • STEP 1

    Tip all the ingredients into a small food processor and blend until smooth. Add another tablespoon of oil, if needed, to combine. Freeze any leftover paste for another time, or make a double or triple batch to freeze in portions.

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