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By using minced meat in this recipe, prep time is cut down as you don’t need to waste time marinating. Though this recipe uses beef, feel free to use any other types of minced meat.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Ground beef (or chicken or pork or turkey or any other edible animal)
Lemongrass (you can buy this at any Asian supermarket)
Light Soy Sauce
Minced Garlic (optional)
Minced Shallots (optional)
Prep the lemongrass by using sharp knife to slice the stalks lengthwise and then peel off the outer layer.
Next you will want to mix up the sauce. Pour the soy sauce into a bowl and mix in the brown sugar until it tastes the way you want it to. Mix in the chopped green onions, garlic and shallots. Take a sniff of the sauce. Remember that smell.
To determine how much minced meat to mix with the sauce, use your sense of smell. As you add the sauce, periodically sniff the meat. When it stops smelling like raw meat and starts smelling like the sauce, then you’ve got about the right amount.
Once your meat is flavored, wrap it around the lemongrass sticks. To cook them, sear them in a frying pan and then finish off in the over at 400 degrees. You’ll need about 15 minutes for these.
Extra: You can use the sauce made as a marinade for solid pieces of meat. Marinate the meat for a couple of hours and grill on the BBQ. Spearing them with stalks of lemongrass is optional, but do keep it in mind as another way to mix things up.