Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Rice Noodles

Author: Canadian Living

Cool noodles contrast with hot, succulent grilled pork loin (or use boneless chicken). You can prepare the noodles and sauce a few hours before assembly.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 oz pork loin thinly sliced
  • 1 lb medium rice stick noodles
  • 1 lb rice vermicelli
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peanut
Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced hot red pepper

Method

In small skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat; saut?hallots until deep golden, about 4 minutes. Pour through sieve into shallow bowl; set shallots aside.

To oil, add garlic, sugar, fish sauce and pepper; add pork and toss. Thread pork onto skewers. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

Sauce: In large bowl, mix together lime juice, carrot, fish sauce, garlic, sugar, hot pepper and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water. Set 1 tbsp (15 mL) aside.

In large pot of boiling water, cook noodles until tender but firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain well. Add noodles to sauce along with fried shallots, bean sprouts and chopped basil and coriander.

Place pork on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until browned at edges but still moist, about 5 minutes. Arrange over noodles. Drizzle with reserved sauce; sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1845 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 700.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 112 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 28.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 26.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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