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Barbecued Five Spice Pork Recipe

Barbecued Five Spice Pork Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 6 pork chops or pork steaks
    • 1/teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 2 star anise pods
    • 2 stalks lemongrass, tender inner part of bottom third only, minced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 shallots, minced
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon stock powder or bouillon
    • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 portion Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Method :

    1. Make the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce.
    2. Tenderize the pork by pounding lightly with a mallet until the meat is about 6-mm (1/4-in) thick. Set aside.
    3. Dry-roast the peppercorns and star anise in a skillet until fragrant, then process to a fine powder in a mortar or blender. Add the lemongrass, garlic and shallots and process until they form a paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
    4. Rub the pork thoroughly with the paste and marinate at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    5. Preheat a charcoal grill or oven broiler to medium heat. Bring the pork to room temperature. Grill the pork, turning once, until nicely charred on both sides. Serve with rice and bowls of the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce on the side.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 20 mins + marinating time
Cooking time : 10 mins