Pork Hanoi Charcoal Pork

posted by Terrytx 02-24-100 10:29 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Hanoi Charcoal Pork
Recipe By :Annabel Jackson
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Ethnic Pork

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound boneless pork loin
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons minced scallions
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons fish sauce (nuoc mam)
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons caramel, made from sugar and fish sauce ( see recipe)

Dipping Sauce:
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 fresh hot red chili, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced
2 ounces green papaya (if available), thinly sliced

To Serve:
8 ounces thin rice noodles, cooked
mustard greens and/or lettuce
bean sprouts
sprigs of fresh herbs, such as basil,
cilantro, and mint

Cut half the pork loin into pieces about 1" square; grind the remaining pork. Mix together the ingredients for the marinade (1 clove garlic through 2 tsp. caramel). Divide in half; combine 1/2 with the pork pieces and the other half with the ground pork. Leave in cool place for at least 1 hour.

Form the ground pork mixture into balls about 1 inch in diameter, and flatten them into patties. Arrange inside a hinged wire grill or on a fine-mesh grill rack together with the pork pieces. Grill over a charcoal fire, or cook under a preheated broiler, until the meat is well browned, turning to cook evenly.

Mix together all the ingredients for the dipping sauce and stir in 1/2 cup water.

To serve, place heaps of noodles in individual rice bowls, top with the pork ( both patties and pieces), and add torn mustard greens or lettuce leaves, bean sprouts and herbs. Generously spoon the dipping sauce on top to create quite a sloppy dish.

For the Caramel:
3 tbl. dark brown sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce

Heat the sugar in a small, heavy pan over low heat, stirring constantly until it is moist and thick. Remove from heat and carefully add fish sauce. Return to low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Source: "Cafe Vietnam"

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