Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chop

I wanted to try something different with pork chops this round, and started Googling for some recipes with lemongrass. Stumbled upon this super easy Vietnamese style pork chop, and I'm loving it!

Pork chops
1 1/2 to 2 tbps brown sugar
1 tbps minced garlic
1 tbps chopped onion or shallots
1-2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed and finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2  tbps dark soy sauce
1 1/2  tbps fish sauce
1 tbps oil

If you have a blender, throw the sugar, onions, garlic and lemongrass into the blender and blend them until they become a fine texture. Otherwise you can just finely chop each of the ingredients separately (chop them as fine as possible). In a large bowl, mix all the chopped ingredients up, add the oil, black pepper, dark soy sauce and fish sauce and mix them all up into a smooth dark brown paste. Marinate the pork chops with the paste overnight for an extra strong flavour. Grill the pork chops for about 8mins or if you're like me preferring to opt for easy cleaning, pop them in the oven for about 20 mins at 190°.