Cookstr.com

Peppercorn-Coriander Root Flavor Paste

Updated February 23, 2016
(1 Votes)

0 Comments

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Here the essential flavors of the Thai repertoire all come together: black pepper (prik thai), coriander roots, and garlic, salted with a little Thai fish sauce. Use this paste as a marinade for fish, grilled chicken (see  Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce), or pork.Because the paste is so versatile, it’s handy to have a stash of coriander roots in the freezer. Whenever you have a bunch of coriander, after you have used the leaves, chop off the roots, wash, and store them in a plastic bag in the freezer. You don’t need to defrost them before using, as they can be chopped and pounded still frozen.

This recipe makes a small quantity of flavor paste, just over 2 tablespoons; double the quantities if you’d like to make more.

Makes2 to 3 tablespoons paste

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturegarlicky, herby, savory, spiced

Type of Dishmarinades

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 5 to 6 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped coriander roots
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce

Instructions

Place the peppercorns in a mortar with the garlic and pound to a paste.

Add the coriander roots and salt and pound to a paste. This will take 5 to 10 minutes; if you have a small blender or other food grinder that can produce a smooth paste, use it instead.

Stir in the fish sauce.

Store in a well-sealed glass jar; this keeps for 4 days.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED RECIPES

Reviews

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook
Google
Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password