Fans of Thai and South East Asian cooking will be familiar with lemongrass and its subtle citrus flavour often found in marinades, stir-fries, spice rubs and curries. It’s a kitchen staple for us, particularly as cooler weather has us tucking into warm fragrant recipes like Indonesian monkfish curry. For that reason we’ve decided to make lemongrass our October herb of the month. Read on for top tips about growing and cooking with lemongrass, plus our favourite lemongrass recipes.
This Indonesian monkfish curry is inspired by a similar recipe from Sarah Raven's lovely book 'Food for Friends & Family'. Its signature flavours come from lots of fresh lemongrass, coriander, and coconut milk. We've added lots of vegetables in our version - red pepper, savoy cabbage, and broccoli - but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. The mango salsa isn't necessary but it does add something special to the finished dish. Serve with basmati rice for a complete, satisfying, and delicious meal.