Friday, July 09, 2010

Vietnamese Grilled Pork/Beef

I used this marinated both on pork chops and on grilled steak. Adapted from a recipe I found on the web.
  • Meat (see below)
  • 2 Tbs minced lemongrass
  • 3 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1/2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

I made the marinade, put it into a gallon size zip-lock bag and then added the meat and let it marinade for about 30 minutes.

One night I used 2 inch thick pork chops. The other night I used 6 round steaks that were sliced very thin. They come 3 to a pack at King Soopers.

The pork chops I grilled for 5 minutes on the first side on high, turned the heat down and grilled them for 10 more minutes on the other side, then flipped them over again and finished them off. I basted them multiple times.

The steak I through on a hot grill and grilled them for about 2 minutes or less per side. They cooked very fast. Once done I sliced them into strips. I think I doubled the amount of marinade for the steak.

The fresh lemongrass, garlic and ginger are a nice combination and you bite into bits of them because they are minced. Might be nice to reduce the marinade a bit or add more honey; to get a sweeter/thicker glaze.