Sunday, December 21, 2008

Vietnamese Pork Kebabs

Adapted from Corinne Trang

Time: 30 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling

2 pounds fatty ground pork, like shoulder
3 stalks lemon grass, tender white and pale green parts only, minced
4 shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Whole lettuce leaves, fresh mint and cilantro sprigs, for serving
Nuoc cham, for serving.

Prepare kebabs or patties using procedure in beef kebab recipe. To serve, wrap a kebab in a lettuce leaf with herbs, then dip in nuoc cham.

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