Aromatic Seasoning Paste

You Will Need : (For 1 small batch)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 a mild red chilli, sliced

Small chunk ginger, sliced

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Fresh herbs 

(I used mint and basil)


 Pop the garlic, chilli and ginger into a bowl.

 I felt like being 'chefy' and using a pestle and mortar (It's a great workout!), but if you have a food processor or prefer to chop ingredients by hand, that's fine too.

Just crush and pound the ingredients until a paste starts to form.

Add the lemon juice and fresh herbs. The lemon will help to soften the other ingredients which makes it easier to pound them into a paste

I used my paste to stir fry some vegetarian prawns.

It's a wonderful accompaniment to meat, fish, tofu and vegetables. You could even spread it onto a fillet of salmon before grilling.