Thịt Heo Xào Mắm Ruốc

Thịt Heo Xào Mắm Ruốc

Thịt Heo Xào Mắm Ruốc Sả Ớt
(Stir-fried Pork with Shrimp paste, Lemongrass and Chili)

This is a classic soul food whose flavour varies depending on the quality of the shrimp paste and the area and is well-known throughout the country. As the main course, it’s commonly served with steamed rice, raw/boiled vegetables, and fresh herbs.

Ingredients  (For 2-4 persons)

300g pork belly
1 large stalk of lemongrass, finely chopped
4 small Asian shallot, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 small red hot chillies, chopped
2-3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
4-5 tsp Vietnamese fine shrimp paste
2 Tbs vegetable oil or lard ( made from fat trim)

Rinse the pork belly in cold water before blanching it in boiling water for 2 minutes. Cut the pork belly into long strips after slicing it into pieces. Make sure each slice has some skin and meat on it.

Method

  1. Rinse the pork belly under cold water before blanching it for 2 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Slice the pork belly into slices, then cut further the pork belly into long strips. Make sure each strip has some skin and meat on it.
  1. In a skillet with a lid, heat vegetable oil or lard on medium-high heat. Add lemongrass, shallots and garlic. Stir together and sauté until golden brown and fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  1. Stir the pork belly into the aromatics and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  1. Add sugar, and salt and continue to cook for 5 minutes until getting a nice caramelization.
  1. Reduce the heat to low and add the shrimp paste. Cook for another 5-8 minutes on low heat with the lid on the skillet. Stirring occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has thickened and caramelized. Add a few teaspoons of water if the liquid evaporates too quickly.
  1. Remove the lid and let the pork slowly simmer until the sauce thickens. Mix in the chopped fresh chillies if you like a bit of heat, and serve with steamed white rice and a plentiful platter of boiled or fresh vegetables and fresh herbs.

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