Guide to Vietnamese Food and Dining

Recipe for Grilled Beef

Ingredients

2 pounds of rump roast or eye round or pork loin
4 tablespoons of frozen or fresh minced lemon grass
10 shallots minced
5 garlic cloves smashed
2 tablespoons of sugar

2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon of salt pinch ground black pepper
1 tablespoon of canola oil
2 teaspoons of sesame oil handful of roasted sesame seed
24 skewers (presoak wooden or bamboo ones)

Directions

Thinly cut the beef against the grain 1-inch by 2-inch size. Marinate the beef in the mixture of lemon grass, minced shallot, minced garlic, sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, canola oil and sesame seed for 2 hours. Before serving, grill the meat on the skewers 1 or two minutes for each side.

This dish can be served as an appetizer. Each guest can dip the meat in the peanut sauce and eat right off of the skewer. It can be served as a first course before dinner with rice vermicelli, mixed chopped lettuce and various herbs and with fish sauce dip or peanut sauce.



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