Monday, August 18, 2008

Grilled Seafood on Lemongrass

The idea for this dish came from Thai Fishcake. I used to fry it. This time round, I made them in satay style and grilled them. It's more interesting this way and prettier. ;) I think they look really nice with the lemon grass. I'm considering this as one of the dishes I'll make if I have friends over for dinner next time. Ingredients:
  • 150g Prawn (after shelled), minced
  • 150g Fish Paste or fillet (after skinned and debone), minced
  • Extra 10 Lemongrass as sticks
Blend into paste:
  • 1 Fresh Red Chilli, cored (more if you want it hot)
  • 3 Shallot
  • 1/2 stalk Lemongrass (white part only)
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • Ginger, size of fingertip
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
How to do it:
  1. Mix prawn and fish paste together
  2. Set aside till ready to use.
  3. Blend or pound chilli, shallot, lemongrass, garlic and ginger till paste like.
  4. Mix in the Turmeric Powder.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok.
  6. Fry the paste till fragrant.
  7. Add in the seasonings and continue cooking till well blended.
  8. Dish and set aside to cool.
  9. Mix cooled spiced with prawn and fish paste.
  10. Oil your hands and scoop some mixed paste.
  11. Mould it to the end part of the lemongrass.
  12. Heat and oil your grill pan.
  13. Grilled them till completely cooked.
  14. Serve.
Note: You can cheat by cutting 1 lemongrass into half, then you can buy lesser. ;)


  1. These are gorgeous! I love lemongrass (^^)

  2. Wow! It looks soo good!!! Great idea!

  3. Gocbep, Thanks! Yeah, they smells really good.

    Tricia, Thanks! They are great as finger food. :)