April 14, 2014

Vietnamese grilled pork noodle bowls

Vietnamese BBQ Pork Noodle Bowls
(original recipe found here)

I love cooking Asian food, and when I came across this recipe I knew that it would be come a staple in our home, and I was right. It's cheap and easy to make, it's healthy and it's delicious. What more could you want?


1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp garlic
3 shallots
3 stalks of lemongrass
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1 1/2 tbsp oil

3 limes juiced
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp garlic
4 tbsp fish sauce

Noodle bowl:
1 pack of thin pieces of pork shoulder
Rice vermicelli noodles
1 cucumber (cut into thin strips)
Bean sprouts
Fresh basil, mint and cilantro (as much as you like-I used a lot)
The first thing you do is put the garlic, shallots, lemongrass and brown sugar in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds. Next add the dark soy sauce, oil, pepper and fish sauce and pulse until mixed. Place the pork in a ziploc bag with this marinade and let marinate for 6-10 hours. 

Next, light your BBQ and while it's heating up, cook the rice noodles and then prep all of your herbs and veggies. Place the pork directly on the grill and cook for approximately 7-10 min. While that's cooking, you can make the sauce for the noodle bowls, simply whisk the ingredients together. Once the meat is cooked, slice it into strips and build your noodle bowls. Top with peanuts if you like, and grab some chopsticks and dig in! The best part of this meal was the bbq'ed pork. It's so crispy and delicious and would be amazing in so many other dishes!