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Vietnamese Marinated Pork Loin Steak with Steamed Rice and Stir Fried Greens
Tip: Pork loin steak may be replaced with pork scotch fillet steak, pork fillet medallions or pork leg steaks.
Courtesy of Australian Pork
4 lean pork loin steaks
3 shallots, peeled and halved
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk lemongrass, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coconut sugar/ brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Steamed jasmine rice
Vietnamese dipping sauce
Sprigs of fresh mint leaves
Crispy fried shallots
In the work bowl of a small food processor place all the ingredients for the marinade. Process marinade until well combined.
Place lean pork loin flat on a large chopping board using a sharp knife, slash each steak twice on each side. Place pork loin steaks into a bag with the marinade and marinate for 20 minutes.
Preheat the griddle pan for 1-2 minutes over a medium heat and brush griddle with a little oil.
Place the pork steaks in the griddle pan and cook for 6 minutes, turn the steak and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove steak from the pan and rest in a warm place for 2 minutes.
Arrange the cooked Vietnamese pork loin steak onto a serving plate with steamed jasmine rice, greens, chilli & lime. Accompany with dipping sauce and fresh lettuce leaves. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, peanuts and fried shallots.