Have you ever been to a Vietnamese restaurant for the first time and was too intimidated to try the “Phở” section? I know, it can sound a little crazy, with the descriptions; bloody rare beef, beef balls, tripe, tendons, and so on…So instead you opt for something that you can understand. Grilled beef and chicken on rice. Simple enough. Its amazing how tasty the meat is right? Well I was not familiar with lemongrass until I ate this dish. It is surprisingly a lot easier to prepare at home than you think. Try it out, I bet you’ll stop going to that Viet restaurant. Unless your feeling adventurous and plan to order a bowl of “Phở.”
- 4 Pork chop
- 2 Tbsp Lemongrass fresh or frozen
- 3 Tbsp Fish sauce
- 1/4 cup Soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 Green onions stalk
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl (except pork chop) mix well. Add the pork to the marinade, cover with plastic and marinate for at least 20 minutes, or the longer the better.
- Grill the pork on medium-high heat on the BBQ until no longer pink about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.
- Garnish with green onions.
- Serve pork chops with steamed white rice and a light salad.