Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is delicious chargrilled lemongrass pork like you get in Vietnamese restaurants. It goes great in noodle dishes, rice dishes, or served on its own! (This recipe was adapted from vietworldkitchen.com, check out the site for other delicious Vietnamese dishes!)
- 1 lb pork loin
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallots or 1 tablespoon onion
- 1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed and finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (black)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil (I prefer sesame oil)
- Cut the pork into pieces, you can leave it in steak sizes piece, or cut it into thin strips, depending on how much you want the marinade to cover.
- Add sugar, minced garlic, minced shallot, chopped onion, and minced lemongrass to mini chop and blend into a fine texture.
- Add the pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, and oil and continue to blend.
- Cover the pork with the marinade. I suggest letting it marinate for at least a few hours so it can really soak in the flavors.
- Preheat a grill to medium-high. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes, turning frequently, until cooked through. You want a good char on this, like they do at the Vietnamese restaurants.
- Remove, allow to sit for a few minutes, and then enjoy!
This is as good or better than any Vietnamese restaurant I have ever eaten at, and here in Houston I have tried many. Very authentic and flavorful.