Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewers Recipe

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Ryan February 15, 2021

How To Make Vietnamese Grilled Pork Skewers

These grilled pork skewers are marinated with lemongrass and spices, cooked until crispy, and paired with a spicy and tangy dipping sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 38 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbpork belly,cubed
  • 1fresh red chile pepper,minced
  • 3lemongrass stalks,minced
  • 3tbspfish sauce
  • 3garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1tspmonosodium glutamate,(MSG)
  • 1tspwhite sugar
  • 1tspChinese five-spice powder
  • bamboo skewers

For Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼cupfish sauce
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1fresh red chile pepper,minced, or more to taste
  • 1lime,juiced
  • 5garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1tspmonosodium glutamate,(MSG), or to taste
  • 1cupwater

Instructions

Pork Skewers:

  1. Combine the pork belly, red chile pepper, lemongrass, fish sauce, garlic, MSG, white sugar, and five-spice powder in a bowl.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours until marinated.

Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix the fish sauce, sugar, red chile pepper, lime juice, garlic, and MSG together in a bowl.

  2. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour until dipping sauce for flavors meld. Pour in the water.

To Grill:

  1. Thread the marinated pork belly onto bamboo skewers. Preheat the grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Cook the pork skewers for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp.

  3. Serve with the dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 459.95kcal
  • Fat: 40.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.38g
  • Fiber: 0.69g
  • Sugar: 10.80g
  • Protein: 8.94g
  • Cholesterol: 54.43mg
  • Sodium: 1886.00mg
  • Calcium: 35.70mg
  • Potassium: 351.85mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.77mg
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