Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Scallops Grilled in Pork Fat with Nuoc Mam Sauce Recipe

(So Nuong Voi Mo Heo An Voi Nuoc Mam)

Ingredients : Serves 4


1/2 teaspoon



60 ml

1 clove


Scallops, cleaned


Lime or lemon, juiced

Pork belly fat or rind of 8 bacon rashers

Nuoc Mam sauce mixed with 30ml lemon juice

Garlic, diced

Spring onion, thinly chopped

Method :
  • Cover the scallops with water and add the salt and lime or lemon juice.

  • Simmer for 1-2 minutes (do not overcook).

  • Remove the scallops from the liquid and drain them.

  • Place each scallop in a shell or heatproof dish, place some belly pork or bacon rind on the scallops and put under a preheated high grill for at most 4 minutes.

  • The pork fat should drip down on to the scallops, giving them a smoky pork flavor.

  • Remove and serve with the Nuoc Mam sauce.

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