Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe: Flavorful and Easy to Make

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines incredible flavors and ease of preparation? Look no further than this delicious Vietnamese pork chop recipe! Packed with aromatic ingredients, these pork chops are sure to impress both your taste buds and your guests. Let’s dive in and discover the secrets behind this mouthwatering dish.

Vietnamese pork chop with rice and veggies

Prepping the Pork Chops

To ensure perfectly cooked pork chops, we have a cool trick for you. Make small cuts around the edges of each chop, about 1″ deep and 3-5 cuts per chop. This technique not only adds a visually appealing touch but also prevents the chops from curling while cooking. Flat pork chops are much easier to manage and cook evenly, whether you’re grilling or baking them.

Prepared aromatics: shallots and garlic, with cut pork chops

Marinade the Pork Chops

The secret to infusing the pork chops with an irresistible aroma lies in the marinade. This flavorful marinade consists of garlic, shallots, and lemongrass. Allow the pork chops to marinate for at least 3 hours, but for the best results, marinate them overnight. This extra time allows the marinade to work its magic, ensuring every bite is bursting with delectable flavors. Don’t forget to flip the chops midway through marinating to ensure they are evenly coated.

Cooking Viet pork chops on the grill

Grilling the Pork Chops

Are you ready to experience the tantalizing aroma of perfectly grilled Vietnamese pork chops? Preheat your grill on high and then lower the temperature slightly before placing the chops on the grates. Watch as the beautiful sear marks begin to form while that irresistible smell fills the air. Rotate the chops 45 degrees after the first set of marks appear, then flip and repeat on the other side. Once they are cooked to perfection, remove the chops from the grill and get ready to dig in!

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Plate of 2 Vietnamese sườn nướng with rice and veggies

Serving Vietnamese Pork Chops

To elevate your dining experience, pair these succulent pork chops with your favorite veggies. Top them off with a sprinkle of scallions and oil for an extra burst of flavor. Vietnamese pork chops are traditionally served with broken rice (com tam), but long-grain rice commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine works just as well. For a slightly sticky texture, try using short grain rice instead. And don’t forget the dipping sauce! Prepare a delicious fish sauce-based dipping sauce to accompany the flavorful pork chops.

Final plate of Vietnamese grilled pork chops (sườn nướng)

Get Creative!

Feel free to put your own spin on this classic dish. In Vietnamese restaurants, it’s common to find these pork chops topped with a fried egg. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add a seasoned ramen egg for a unique twist. The possibilities are endless!

Vietnamese pork chop Pinterest image

Are you ready to impress your family and friends with this Vietnamese pork chop recipe? It’s time to fire up the grill, unleash your culinary skills, and indulge in the tantalizing flavors of this mouthwatering dish. For more recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ and let us know how your Vietnamese pork chops turned out in the comments below!