Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Grilled Beef in Vine Leaves Recipe

(Bo La Lot)

Ingredients : Makes 16

250 g

60 g

2 stalks

1 clove

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

16

2 tablespoons

Rump steak, finely chopped

Pork fat, finely chopped

Lemon grass, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Ground turmeric

Ground cinnamon

Five spice powder

Palm or golden caster sugar

Salt

Pepper

Vine leaves, thoroughly washed, if packed in brine

Vegetable oil, for brushing

Method :
  • Mix together the steak, pork fat, lemon grass, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, five spice powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  • Cover and leave to marinade for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Place a vine leaf flat on a board and put a heaped teaspoon of filling about one-third of the way up.

  • Fold the sides over and then roll up the leaf neatly from the bottom. Repeat with the remaining vine leaves and filling.

  • When you have stuffed all the vine leaves, brush them with a little oil and grill them under a preheated grill for about 10 minutes, turning from time to time.

  • Serve with the dipping sauce.

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