Grilled Lemongrass-Five Spice Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Vi) - BigOven 164146

Grilled Lemongrass-Five Spice Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Vi)

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Grilled pork with a spicy marinade. Serve as a snack or atop stir fried vegetables.

"Super yummy! I'd never grilled pork chops before, and this was a great recipe to try it out with. Tender with tons of flavor... a complete win!"

- dreamstar85

Ingredients

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3 large pork loin chops; bone-in, (about 1 lb)
0.5 teaspoon peppercorns; (any dried variety)
1 medium star anise
1 stalk lemongrass; peeled and finely chopped
4 cloves garlic; halved
1 medium shallot; quartered
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1.5 teaspoons thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon Sugar
0.5 teaspoon five-spice powder

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

1. Place the pork chops on a flat work surface and using a meat pounder or rolling pin wrapped in wax paper, pound to 1/2-inch thick.

2. In a mortar or blender, pound or grind the peppercorns and star anise to a fine powder. Add the lemongrass, garlic, and shallot and pound or blend until a puree forms. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and five-spice powder and mix well.

3. Put the pork chops in a shallow bowl, add the marinade, and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight or marinate at room temperature for 2 hours.

4. Heat a grill to high. Bring the pork chops to room temperature.

5. Remove the chops from the marinade and grill over high heat, turning once, until nicely charred on both sides, about 8 minutes total.

6. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each chop into several strips, leaving the bone attached. Reassemble the strips on a serving platter to look like whole chops.

Serve with Nuoc Cham or other dipping sauce.

This recipe also works well with boneless chicken thighs or other white meat. .

Each (app 3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 233: FatCals: 94, TotFat: 10g

SatFat: 3g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 5g

Chol: 72mg, Na, 490 mg, K: 500mg

TotCarbs: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 3g

NetCarbs: 9g, Protein: 23g

Notes

We learned this recipe during a Vietnamese BBQ class. It's delicious as a main dish or with other Vietnamese treats. We have also done this with chicken thighs. It was very successful along with stir-fried vegetables.

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Super yummy! I'd never grilled pork chops before, and this was a great recipe to try it out with. Tender with tons of flavor... a complete win!
dreamstar85 1 year ago
brandiwells 2 years ago
Delicious! So tasty & authentic. Thanks for the recipe.
barbaraanneyapana 2 years ago
Very tasty! If you can leave the pork in the marinade overnight then do so, you will notice the difference.
paulmcglade 2 years ago
The flavor of these pork chops is unreal. They are one of my favorites
jbham43 2 years ago
I followed the recipe exactly but used boneless chicken thighs instead. It was delicious and kept well for a week.
NottiByNature 5 years ago
We learned this recipe during a Vietnamese BBQ class. It's delicious as a main dish or with other Vietnamese treats. We have also done this with chicken thighs. It was very successful along with stir-fried vegetables. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 6 years ago
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