pork loin with Lemongrass: Vietnamese style

I have not made this Vietnamese dish for a long time, I spontaneously wanted to make it again a few weeks ago. I think this is a great dish for summer. 

 

Lemongrass pork loin serve with rice noodle

Lemongrass pork loin serve with rice noodle

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Ingredients:

  • 4 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 large stalks fresh lemongrass, use the tender inner white bulbs only, sliced
  • 2 large shallots, sliced
  • 1& 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 kg boneless pork loin, sliced into roughly 2 cm, and tenderize with a meat tenderizer or back of the knife blade
  • Fresh limes cut into quarters

 

Method:

  1. Finely chop the garlic, lemongrass and shallots with a blender or zyliss chopper (Fig. 1)
  2. Mix the above into a paste together in a big bowl with the sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, cooking oil and soy sauce (Fig. 2)
  3. Put the pork loin in the bowl, cover and let it marinade for at least an hour (or even overnight) in the fridge (Fig. 3)
  4. Coat the griddle pan with cooking oil and heat it up. Fry the pork loin on both sides until they are cooked (Fig. 4).
  5. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on the pork (Fig. 4) and serve with rice or rice noodles. (you can drizzle some soy sauce on top of the rice).

Note. This recipe is also ideal for outdoor BBQ especially if you would like to impress your guests.

Fig. 1 Lemongrass, Shallots, garlic finely chopped

Fig. 1 Lemongrass, Shallots, garlic finely chopped

 

Fig. 2 Lemongrass marinade paste

Fig. 2 Lemongrass marinade paste

 

Fig. 3 Pork loin coated in marinade

Fig. 3 Pork loin coated in marinade

 

Fig. 4 Lemongrass pork fried on griddle pan

Fig. 4 Lemongrass pork fried on griddle pan

 

Fig. 5 Lemongrass pork loin cooked

Fig. 5 Lemongrass pork loin cooked

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4 thoughts on “pork loin with Lemongrass: Vietnamese style

  1. bagel

    Hi Janet,
    Your pork loin dish looks absolutely refreshing. I think most people discount pork as greasy and heavy, but that looks incredibly light. And your blog looks great!

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    If you have time, maybe you can join the tagging. Have a good day!

    Hi there, many thanks for your compliment, really appreciate it. By the way, I thought bagels are fried but not boiled, good to know.

  2. AlexM

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

    Hi there, thanks for your support, appreciate that and I hope to keep it up too.

  3. David Ben

    Pork loin dish looks absolutely refreshing and I can’t stop my mouth from watering. The Vietnamese style made this dish even more delicious. Thanks for beautiful pictures. :)

  4. Johan

    Dude those pork loins are making me very hungry. Very delicious looking image and nice details is amazing for reading. I’ve great time here. Thanks

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