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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thit Heo Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Lemon Grass Pork Chops)

I love lemon grass. It's lemony, zingy but doesn't quite have the tartness of a lemon. Chop it up, toss into a food processor with a few other ingredients and you have the best BBQ marinade ever. Perfect for your summer cookouts!

The first time I made my Lemon Grass Pork Chops, I almost set my kitchen on fire! I attempted to grill them over an open charcoal stove indoor, inside my mere 1208 sq ft apartment! The closet-sized kitchen was smoking like a chimney! Sparks were flying everywhere!

What was I thinking? Hubby rushed into the kitchen and doused the stove with water. Needless to say, the chops were ruined!

The cleaning up was a nightmare. There was soot everywhere.

I wised up after that incident and learned that firing up the grill indoor really isn't  an option.

I now broil my chops in the oven instead. I don't get that coveted smoky flavour but  the chops still taste amazing.

Thit Heo Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Lemon Grass Pork Chops)

5pcs thin-cut pork chops, preferably blade end, with plenty of fat and marbling

Ingredients A
3 stalks lemon grass, sliced
1 tbsp sliced shallots
1 tbsp chopped garlic

Ingredients B
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp fish sauce
2-3 tbsp sugar
ground pepper


1. Place Ingredients A in a food processor. Blend to a fine paste.
2. Combine the paste with Ingredients B and mix well to form the marinade.
3. Marinate the chops for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
4. Grill/broil/pan fry  the pork chops.


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  1. Oh my this looks amazing. I'm going to try this recipe.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  2. We don't cook much with pork, but these look delicious. Might have to try them out!


  3. Yummy . Wow lovely . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

  4. That looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing it. #GlobalBlogging

  5. Looks great.. we don't eat pork but it should work for other meats.

  6. Loving the sound of this, we have plenty of pork here on the farm so I'm always looking for new ideas on how to cook it. Lemongrass and Pork is one I've not tired before. Thank you for the suggestion. #GlobalBlogging

  7. That LQQKS delicious I hope you cooked me some ..thank you ;-)

    Have a porkchoptastic week :-)

  8. Oh gosh, I have had a few kitchen incidents as well! They look yummy though... I might have to try that recipe.

  9. I've written down the recipe and hope I don't burn down my apartment! ;-)

  10. oh wow, glad everything turned out ok. i once set sugar on fire (the sugar container was on the stove) so I know how scary a kitchen fire can be)

    The chops look amazing. Makes me hungry just looking at them.

  11. This looks really good. A nice combination of flavors. #bloggerclubUK

  12. I've not made this yet, but I will. I promise.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  13. This looks so tasty. I would love to try :)

  14. I haven't ever tried pork chops as I remember them being quite chewy (not sure if that is just the way in the UK!) I like the idea of the lemongrass flavour. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

  15. These chops look so incredible - I'm ready for a bite! I'd be honored if you shared this at our What's for Dinner party.

  16. It sounds absolutely delicious!
    Your indoor BBQ did make me giggle and am glad it went well :) I will try this, lemongrass is a great ingredient.

  17. This sounds good! I have lemongrass to use up. I should make it!

  18. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you this Sunday too!

  19. These sound delicious! I will have to give them a try #kcacols

  20. I'm always looking for interesting pork chop recipes so thanks for this!! #KCACOLS

  21. Oh these looks absolutely delish!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe and joining in with #kcacols and we hope to see you next time!

  22. This looks so yummy! I’m going to be trying this very soon!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time