Omsom 101: Meet Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ
Thịt nướng (which literally translates to "grilled meat") is a classic Vietnamese family party dish - so welcome to our house! 👐
Lemongrass BBQ is always served at summer Viet family parties ☀️
It gets rowdy - uncles huddled around drinking Heineken, young "cousins" (who you're almost sure you're not actually related to) running around, karaoke blaring somewhere 🎤
This dish pulls it all together - traditionally, thịt nướng is sweet, aromatic pork marinated overnight and grilled outdoors 🔥 It's served atop rice noodles with crisp veggies (lettuce, cucumber, pickled carrot + daikon) and fresh mint and cilantro *chefs kiss*
Lemongrass is the true star of the marinade, giving the protein a bright, citrusy flavor 💫
Slather it with scallion oil and top with roasted peanuts and nước mắm (Viet fish sauce) for a sumptuous, delicious dish!
(It almost makes up for the incessant questioning of our life choices by our relatives. Almost.)