Bo Nuong Xa

Bo Nuong Xa


"Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce."


4 h 30 m servings 204 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 348 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, lemon grass, and sesame seeds. Place the meat in the dish, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Discard marinade, and thread meat onto skewers accordion style.
  3. Brush grill grate with oil, and discard marinade. Arrange skewers on the grill. Cook 5 minutes per side. Serve hot from skewers, or remove from skewers and serve on lettuce leaves. Garnish with cilantro, mint, basil, and sliced green onions.
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  1. 40 Ratings


What this recipe lacks is an essential ingredient. The beef is traditionally served with rice vermicelli which can be easily prepared in the following way: 1-soak the vermicelli for about one h...

As with almost every Vietnamese dish I've eaten and cooked, this is a savory and addictive, awesomely good and simple recipe, especially when the dish is served with sauteed vegetables, sesame g...

The flavors here are awesome, but if kids will be eating this too, I'd put some of the marinade for the kids's portions in a seperate dish before adding the pepper called for in the recipe. Use ...

I'm Vietnamese so I know authentic asian bbq. this is pretty good. i would grab the lemon grass if at all possible because that's the kicker. some people have subbed for lemon juice. don't let t...

Excellent dish! I had no grill, skewers or lemon grass, so I used lemon juice on the steak, baked it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, and then combined it with the vegetable portion in a large bow...

This is fun as well as delicious. Along with the Nuaoc Cham sauce, it's a big hit with my whole family, especially the children.

This wasn't bad. I proably won't make again. Would not go out and buy lemon grass for just this recipe. I would recomment serving this over the lettuce and putting Nuaoc Cham Sauce over it. For...

I added about 2 inches of grated ginger to the marinade, and we cooked these over an open fire while camping. To serve, we tossed the meat with rice vermicelli, fresh julienne carrots, red pepp...

For me, I thought there was too much pepper taste. My husband on the other hand thought he had died and gone to heaven. Will make it again for him. thanks for the recipe.