Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot

Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot Ingredients 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 small carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks 1 daikon radish, peeled and cut into matchsticks 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 Thai chile pepper, seeded and chopped Directions Heat vinegar and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and refrigerate to cool. Place daikon and carrot in a glass jar with the cilantro and chile peppers. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over, submerging the vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Continue reading Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot

Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork (Thit Heo Nuong Xa) Author Andrea Nguyen Yield 4 servings You can use this marinade with small pieces of pork and thread them on skewers and dip them in some nuoc cham dipping sauce. If there’s no lemongrass, use about 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder instead. Slicing the pork at the end is a traditional Vietnamese approach to eating meat as the pieces are easier to pick up with chopsticks. Enjoy with rice, a stir-fried or grilled vegetable and a quick soup (canh). Feel free to stuff leftovers into banh mi sandwiches and use them … Continue reading Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

Vietnamese Caramelized Clay Pot Cat Fish (Cá Kho Tộ )

Vietnamese Caramelized Clay Pot Cat Fish (Cá Kho Tộ ) Ingredients 3 lbs cat fish (slice into 1-inch thick steaks 1 teaspoon of thick soy sauce (this is the short-cut to caramelizing my own sugar) 1/2 cup fish sauce (divided) Some vegetable oil for frying 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar 2 tablespoons sliced shallots 1/3 can of coconut juice (Coco brand) 1 tablespoon sliced green onions 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Instructions Coat the catfish with thick soy sauce. Then marinate with 1/4 cup fish sauce for at least 30 minutes. The fish sauce will toughen up the catfish so that it holds … Continue reading Vietnamese Caramelized Clay Pot Cat Fish (Cá Kho Tộ )

Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Catfish Soup (Canh Chua Ca Tre)

Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Catfish Soup (Canh Chua Ca Tre) Ingredients 1/2 lb catfish (Thoroughly clean and slice into 1-inch steaks) 2 teaspoons fish sauce 8 cups water 5 tablespoons granulated white sugar 2 tablespoons tamarind powder (or 40 grams tamarind pulp) 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder 1 teaspoon salt 4 large tomatoes (about 1 lb; quarter) 2 cups bean sprouts 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic (mince) 8-10 sprigs Thai Basil (remove leaves from stem and cut into thin strips) 1 Thai chili pepper (optional for those who like it spicy) Instructions Marinate catfish with fish sauce at … Continue reading Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Catfish Soup (Canh Chua Ca Tre)

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc lac)

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc lac) Serves 3 Ingredients Beef Marinade 2 lbs sirloin (trim off excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes) 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves (mince) Sauce 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small red, white or yellow onion (slice into thin wedges) 1 garlic clove (mince) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons granulated sugar Lime Dipping Sauce (Optional) 2-3 teaspoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Salad Lettuce Watercress Tomatoes … Continue reading Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc lac)

Bo Nuong Xa

Bo Nuong Xa Recipe By:Maryellen “Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce.” Ingredients 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks lemon grass, minced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 1/2 pounds sirloin tip, thinly sliced skewers 12 leaves romaine lettuce fresh cilantro for garnish fresh basil for garnish fresh mint for garnish thinly sliced green onion for garnish Directions In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, lemon grass, … Continue reading Bo Nuong Xa

Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry

Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry Recipe By:WOBBLY “A delicious mild curry to serve with steamed or boiled rice that’s relatively simple to prepare. The use of lettuce in cooked meals is also an interesting novelty for Western tastes used to having it only in salads and buffet dishes.” Ingredients 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice 2 cups water 5 teaspoons white sugar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup fish sauce 5 tablespoons water 1 1/2 tablespoons chile sauce 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound ground beef 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 (28 … Continue reading Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry

Bo Nuong Xa

Bo Nuong Xa Recipe By:Maryellen “Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce.” Ingredients 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks lemon grass, minced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 1/2 pounds sirloin tip, thinly sliced skewers 12 leaves romaine lettuce fresh cilantro for garnish fresh basil for garnish fresh mint for garnish thinly sliced green onion for garnish Directions In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, lemon grass, … Continue reading Bo Nuong Xa

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe By:Paula “These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.” Ingredients 2 ounces rice vermicelli 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter) 8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 leaves lettuce, chopped 4 teaspoons fish sauce 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 … Continue reading Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup Recipe By:culinarychaos “Quick and tastes like a authentic vietnamese soup 🙂 Before throwing anything into the pot, make sure all your ingredients are prepped- this soup is really quick cooking!” Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained salt and black pepper to taste 2 quarts chicken stock 1 cup shrimp stock 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional) 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce (optional) 20 peeled and deveined medium shrimp 1 (6.75 ounce) package long rice noodles (rice vermicelli) 2 … Continue reading Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup