My F&W
quick save (...)

Sweet-and-Spicy Marinade

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 cup
  • FAST

Bill Kim prefers using frozen lemongrass to fresh here because he finds the flavor sweeter than fresh. The fragrant marinade is especially nice with chicken, but also works with lean pork.

  1. 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  2. 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  4. 1 large stalk frozen or fresh lemongrass—tender pale inner core only, minced
  5. 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  6. 1/2 cup Thai sweet chile sauce
  7. 3 tablespoons sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce
  1. In a mini food processor, combine the garlic, chives, ginger, lemongrass and sesame oil and pulse until finely chopped. Add the sweet chile sauce and sambal oelek and pulse to blend. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.