You miss the delicious, attractive grilled pork vermicelli in the restaurant but don’t know how to do it. Don’t worry, apply the recipe below and go to the kitchen to try it and see if it tastes better than the store!
Ingredients: (For 3-4 people)
- Vermicelli 1 kg
- Pork 500 grams
- Purple onion 3 pieces
- Garlic 50 grams
- Lemongrass 2 plants
- Vinegar 5 tablespoons
- Honey 2 tablespoons
- Pickles 1 cup
- Pre-roasted peanuts 100 grams
- Green onions 200 grams
- Raw vegetables 200 gr
(herbs/ lettuce/ cilantro/ basil/ bean sprouts…)
- Seasoning 30 gr
(Salt / sugar / fish sauce / soy sauce / oyster sauce / seasoning seeds / monosodium glutamate / five flavors…)
Tips for Choosing to Buy Fresh Ingredients
- For delicious barbecue, you must first choose fresh meat by observing that the color of the meat is bright pink, neither too red nor too light. And rancid pork will be pale, green and have a bad smell.
- Delicious pork with high firmness and elasticity. When choosing meat, press your finger into the meat, if the meat is elastic right away, not viscous, not runny or runny, it is a delicious piece of meat.
- You should choose shoulder meat or pork belly just for better grilling.
- Meat must have 20% – 30% fat, because too lean meat will dry out and too much fat will make it too fatty, making it difficult to eat.
- Choose the meat of the young pig, which has a thin skin because the grilled skin is very tough.
1. Prep and Marinate Meat
When you buy pork, you wash it, you can wash it with diluted salt water to make the meat cleaner. After washing, use a sharp knife to separate the pork skin from the meat.
Then, cut the meat into bite-sized pieces about 3mm thick.
2. Prepare Other Ingredients
6 garlic cloves and 1 chili, washed and finely chopped. Red onion peeled, washed, minced 2 lemongrass plants washed, minced
Then, you take 1/2 part of minced garlic, minced lemongrass, and minced shallot in a cloth bag and squeeze out all the water to get the juice into the bowl of meat.
Wash bean sprouts. Cucumber cut into small pieces. Pickles you can buy at the market or make your own at home by shredding papaya, kohlrabi, and carrots into a small bowl. Then add 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of vinegar and mix well for about 15 minutes to be used.
Lettuce is washed, then cut into strands of arbitrary length and width from 3-4 cm.
3. Scent Meat
Mix the meat and juice above with 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon of seasoning, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1/4 teaspoon of five spices. Then let marinate for at least 30 minutes and stir occasionally to infuse flavors.
4. Grilled Meat
After the meat is finished marinating, you bring the skewers into sticks and then grilled. If you don’t have a charcoal stove, you can also grill meat in a microwave or electric grill!
Turn the meat evenly until the meat is cooked and has a red brown color on both sides.
5. Make Dipping Sauce
Take a pot, put in 5 tablespoons of sugar, 6 tablespoons of fish sauce and 200ml of water, boil until the sugar dissolves.
Add fish sauce and 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a bowl and stir well.
Add the remaining minced garlic and the prepared minced chili to the dipping sauce, stir them well and we’ve finished the dipping sauce.
Before presenting the grilled pork vermicelli, we will make a cup of onion fat first. You take the scallions, cut them into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Heat half a cup of oil until hot, then pour into the bowl of onions earlier, then the leaves are finished with the onion fat.
After the barbecue is done and the cup of fish sauce is completed. You put some vermicelli and grilled meat according to your taste in the bowl. Then put a little raw meat on top, some meat, sour food, sprinkle on the meat with a little onion fat, sprinkle peanuts on it, and then serve it with the fish sauce that has just been mixed.
7. Finished Product
So, after many stages, we have a nutritious bowl of grilled pork vermicelli with both meat and vegetables, the meat has a rich taste, the aroma of lemongrass and onions, eaten with lettuce, cucumber, and some vegetables. Aromatic and sour foods will be balanced to help us not get bored, dipping with sweet and sour fish sauce with a little more spicy is delicious.
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