Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Pork Tenderloin
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Serves: 4
  • 2 stalks lemongrass (or ¼ cup lemongrass paste from Gourmet Garden)
  • 2 large shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • several grinds fresh black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • cilantro
  1. Chop the lemongrass and blitz in the food processor until finely chopped. You may also want to pound it with a mortar and pestle.
  2. Add the shallots (peeled), garlic, sugar, peppper, honey, fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and olive oil and blitz until the mixture is completely mixed and the vegetables are finely minced.
  3. Marinate the pork in the lemongrass mixture for at least 2 hours but preferably more than 4.
  4. Grill on the hot part of your grill until cooked through and charred on all sides. Slice and serve, sprinkled with cilantro.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at