1 salmon steak
1 stalk lemongrass
12 basil leaves - I recommend Holy basil or lemon basil or Thai basil
1 clove garlic peeled
2 to 3 slices ginger
Salt to taste
1 1/2 tablespoon Verbena Basil Lemongrass olive oil
Take only the light-colored portion of the lemongrass. Peel off the fibrous outer layers. Cut the soft portion into small pieces.
Grind together the lemongrass, ginger, garlic, basil leaves and salt. Use a mortar and pestle, a blender or a food processor.
After grinding, the mixture should be a coarse paste. It can be a fine paste, if you like. Just process longer. Stir in the olive oil.
Spread the mixture on both sides of the salmon.
Broil at 425F for about 10 minutes.