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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Grilled Pigs' Trotters Recipe

(Chan Mong Lon Nuong)

Ingredients : Serves 4

4 tablespoons


5 cm

4 cloves

2 large

2 teaspoons

15 ml

30 ml

30 ml

30 ml

1 kg

Fermented black beans, soaked in cold water

for 6 minutes and drained

Root ginger, peeled and chopped

Garlic, chopped

Red chili peppers, chopped

Brown sugar

Nuoc Mam sauce

Lemon juice

Peanut oil


Pigs' trotters, washed,

blanched and chopped into 4-5cm

Method :
  • Put all the ingredients except the trotters into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Empty into a large bowl and add the trotters. Mix until the trotters are thoroughly coated and leave in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, overnight if possible.

  • Put the trotters in a dish that will fit the steamer and stream for 1 1/2 hours or until the trotters are tender.

  • Drain the meat and reserve the cooking juice. Grill the trotters until they are just crisp on the outside, brushing the reserved cooking juice.

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