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Nem nướng (literally "grilled sausage"), is Vietnamese grilled pork sausage or grilled meatball,[1] and a popular Vietnamese food item, sometimes served as an individual appetizer or snack, or served with rice noodles or rice as a main course. Nem nướng is a specialty of Khánh Hòa Province (Nha Trang).[2]

Ingredients and cooking method

Nem nướng is made of ground pork[1][2] with between a third and a half pork fat. The meat is typically favoured with chopped shallots, crushed garlic, fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.[1][2]

It is formed into sausages or meatballs and then grilled or baked.[1][2]

Serving

Nem nướng can be eaten alone as an appetizer or snack, and dipped in Nước chấm[2] ["dipping sauce"], or with a peanut dip. Nước chấm is fish sauce diluted with water and flavored with sugar, lime juice, chopped raw garlic, chopped fresh bird's eye chili (Thai chili)/cayenne pepper,[2] and sometimes with vinegar. The peanut sauce is made of peanut butter and hoisin sauce, flavored with fish sauce and crushed garlic, topped with crushed roasted peanut. It is served with fresh vegetables such as lettuce, julienned pickled vegetables like carrots and white radishes, and fresh herbs like mint and basil.[2]

Nem nướng can be served as a main course dish on top of rice noodles, e.g. Bún thịt nướng [lit. "Grilled meat with rice noodles"], and on rice, e.g. Cơm tấm.

Nem nướng is a common filler in Gỏi cuốn (meat/seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs wrapped in transparent rice paper).[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Lagasse, Emeril. "Vietnamese BBQ Pork Meatballs (Nem Nuong)". Food Network. Food Network. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nem Nướng Nha Trang". VIỄN ĐÔNG DAILY NEWS. VIỄN ĐÔNG DAILY NEWS. 2014-04-13. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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