Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Grilled Spareribs With Lemongrass Recipe

(Suon Nuong)

Ingredients : Serves 4 - 6

2 stalks


4 cloves


1 qty.

1 kg (2 lb)

Lemongrass, thinly sliced

Shallots, peeled and diced

Garlic, peeled

Fresh or dried chili

Caramel sauce, about 1/3 cup (80 ml)

Spareribs, cut into separate ribs

Method :
  • Pound the lemongrass, shallots, garlic and chili with a mortar and pestle or process with a food processor until fine.

  • Stir this mixture into the caramel sauce.

  • Place the ribs in a large baking pan and marinate them with the spiced caramel sauce for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 80oC (350oF, gas mark 4).

  • Bake the ribs in the oven for about 20 minutes, turning over once.

  • Meanwhile, start the barbecue fire.

  • Just before grilling, strain off the sauce and save for basting during grilling.

  • Grill the ribs over medium-hot coals for about 10 minutes, 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.

  • Turn often and brush with the marinade.

  • Removed from the heat and serve immediately.

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