1thumb-sized piece of Galangal, cut into small pieces
4-5 kaffir lime leaves (cut into halves)
coriander leaves (about half a cup)
juice of 1 lemon
2tsp light soy sauce
Add the toasted spices to a mixer with the remaining ingredients. Be sure to throw in the whole coriander leaves with their stalks for added depth of flavour. Blitz in the mixer until combined into a rough paste with texture. Chill overnight before using.
Note that this recipe doesn’t call for any salt, as salt acts to dehydrate pastes and dressings.