Spicy Herb Paste
Due to its vibrant and aromatic nature, the Spicy Herb Paste offers a delightful way to awaken and invigorate the taste buds, making it a popular choice for those seeking bold and dynamic flavors in their culinary adventures.
Whether you're a spice lover or simply looking to elevate your dishes with an infusion of herbal and zesty goodness, this is sure to become a go-to condiment in your kitchen.
It can be used as a marinade for meats, poultry, or seafood, adding a tantalizing layer of seasoning before cooking. It can also be mixed with olive oil or yogurt to create a delectable sauce or dressing for salads, sandwiches, or grilled vegetables.
Living away from Mexico—my home country—always leaves me craving the flavors of home. However, it is often difficult to find the right ingredients.
This recipe is a way of recreating flavors from my childhood while utilizing ingredients that are more easily available worldwide.
Chop 20 g of coriander and separate the bottom stems
Pick the leaves from 10 g of oregano
Chop 20 g of celery leaves
Chop 10 g of mint leaves
Chop 30 g of spring onion tops
Chop 60 g of spinach
Trim and roughly chop 2 green chilies
Thinly slice the bottom half of 1 lemongrass
Transfer everything to a blender. Add 50 g extra virgin olive oil and salt to taste
Blend well, using the blender tamper, until you obtain a thick paste
Move to a serving bowl or to a sealed container. The spicy herb paste is ready
Enjoy! Use in soups, dressings, or marinades.
Yield 4 people
Leaves Celery20 g
Spring Onion30 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil50 g