lemongrass marinade

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Jun 13, 2011
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I got this recipe in the recipes section on Andrew Zimmern's bizarre foods website. This marinade is absolutely amazing on venison. It works well on beef and is alright on chicken. It's one of my go to marinades any time I'm thinking ahead for grilling. The ingredients are:

2 peeled and minced garlic cloves
2 stalks lemongrass
1 tbs. coriander seeds
2 tbs. brown sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce

Basically you want to either run everything through a food processor or pound it all into a paste with a mortar and pestle. Put it with the meat in a ziplock bag for a day or two and grill to your liking. If you're cooking venison remember that the secret is to cook it no more than medium rare. Otherwise it gets tough.

The fish sauce is controversial in my household. My wife hates it. You can cut it half and half with soy sauce if it'll keep the peace. But definitely use some fish sauce. A lot of subtle flavors come out during the grilling.