Grilled Vietnamese Style Pork Chops
How to Make Grilled Vietnamese Style Pork Chops
- 2 T fresh lemon grass*
4 cloves garlic minced
1 T honey
2 T nuoc man* *( you can substitute soy sauce)
juice of 2 or 3 limes- depending on size- you want about 1/3 cup juice
1 t fresh ground pepper
2T chopped mint, thai basil, and cilantro- equal parts
4 country style pork chops- or the chops of your choice
- You want the meat to be slightly pink -and still juicy. Watch carefully- so not to burn- and move to a cooler part of the grill if necessary. When done, and while the meat rests for a few minutes you can heat up the *reserved marinade and boil on high until it is reduced and thickened some. Spoon the juices over the pork and sprinkle the fresh herbs. Serve with lime wedges.
- Trouble finding the right herbs? In some markets you can find the lemon grass in a tube in the produce section. The mint, cilantro and Thai basil can usually also be found in a clear hanging package in the produce section. If you cannot find fresh you may use dried but try finding the fresh, so much better ! (You can sub. regular basil for Thai Basil, the TB is a little stronger and a little bit spicier than regular basil. * You can also check out your local stores that carry bedding plants, many will have these in stock. I have a huge herb bed and grow all of these items because we use them in so many things. Here is a picture of my herb garden !