Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This marinade is so quick and easy to prepare and is delicious as well. It can be used with just about any type of meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the root ends, outer leaves and tough green tops from the lemon grass; smash or chop the inner part.
  2. Whisk together the sugar and fish sauce in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the oil and lemon grass; whisk to combine.
  4. Use to marinate and grill/broil shrimp, boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, thin pork chops or cubed beef tenderloin.
  5. Toss the fish or meat with the marinade in a plastic bag, seal and refrigerate for 2-3 hours; discard the marinade before cooking.


Most Helpful

I usaed this marinate with 1LB of roast beef, and it turned out TDF!!! It was great...I did marinate it overnight instead of 2-3 hours. It smelled so good while roasting, and the tastebuds were so happy!! thank you!

KitchenManiac January 21, 2004

I tried this with pork and have to say that whilst marinating and cooking this smelt a lot like feet! But I went ahead and grilled the pork and the result was a really tasty and savoury dish. Unfortunately the lemon grass didn't come through very well; maybe I should have crushed the stalks instead of chopping them and maybe my fish sauce is too strong...I really don't know! However, despite this not turning out to be entirely what I expected it's still a tasty marinade, which I'll probably use again.

Miss Fitz January 23, 2005

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