Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork.

Oohoo ! Holiday is right around the corner guys!  Besides that I’m suffering from a cold that I still think I got from my colleague at work – speaking of the importance of not coming to work sick – everything else is going well.

As long as I can keep myself from falling asleep as a result of the virus I’m battling, I’m pretty much enjoying the staycation with my man and two pups this week. 🙂

I spent much of my stay-home vacation browsing through camera lenses for food photography and new recipes because I love what I do and you guys so much that I really want to make my blog even better for you all !

My previous post about Korean kalbi seems to have gotten a lot of likes from my readers. :))  Today, I’d like to share another great grilling recipe that will set your grilling game apart from everyone else’s.

Want to make yourself look good in front of the crowds without breaking the bank, and feed an army of people in the process?

This new recipe will deliver restaurant quality Vietnamese lemongrass grilled pork/pork chops.

You can eat it straight, with salad, with your favorite pickles, or with rice, noodles, even bread (if you aren’t strictly paleo) or make a sandwich out of it !

Don’t like pork? The same marinade will work uber well for chicken too !

What are you waiting for ?

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Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This is a Paleo and Keto friendly Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork. The pork is grilled to perfection with caramelized surface. One of my readers' favorite recipe from IHeartUmami. For a Whole30 friendly version, please see a second recipe below this one. 

Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 601 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder sliced to about ¼ inch thick pieces
Pork marinate:
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 pieces of shallots
  • 2 tbsp stalk lemongrass alt. 1 ½ grated ginger + 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest +1 tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste
Other ingredients:
  • 3 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp water
  • Fresh lime juice as much as you like
Instructions
Preparations:
  1. Place the pork marinade ingredients (garlic, shallots, lemongrass, tamari, fish sauce, EVOO, and black pepper) into a food processor and process to a fine texture.
  2. Pour the marinade sauce over the pre-sliced pork and let it sit overnight (or up to 24 hrs.) in the fridge
Day of grilling:
  1. Let the meat sit out at room temperature for 30-45 minutes to remove some of the chill before grilling.
  2. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat and grill for about 3-4 minutes each side.
  3. Mix 3 tsp honey + 1 tsp water and brush on each pork piece, then grill for 2 more minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with fresh lime juice and eat while they are sizzling hot !

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Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This is a Whole30 friendly version of Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork. One of my readers' favorite IHeartUmami recipe. For a Paleo friendly version, please see a recipe above this one. 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 593 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder sliced to ¼ inch thick pieces
  • Fresh lime juice as much as you like
Pork marinade:
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 ½ tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh pineapple chunks and blend in a food processor to make puree
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste
Instructions
Prep:
  1. Use a food processor and blend ingredients under “Pork marinade” until a fine mixture. Pour the marinade sauce over pre-sliced pork and marinate overnight in the fridge
Day of grilling:
  1. Preheat a grill over medium-high to high heat. When hot, grill the pork slices for about 3-4 minutes each side. Brush with the remainder of the pork marinade sauce on each pork pieces, then grill for 2 more minutes until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred on the surface.
  2. Serve with fresh lime juice and eat while they are sizzling hot !

 

Make these for dinner !

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