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Vietnamese Caramelized Pork

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork

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My quick home version of one of my favorite recipes. Serve with jasmine rice.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 657 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 34.7 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place a large heavy skillet or wok over high heat, drizzle the oil into the pan, and pour the sugar over the oil. Cook and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves and turns a light brown color. Be careful, the melted sugar is very hot. Stir in the pork, 2 green onions, chile pepper, black pepper, shallots, garlic, and salt, and toss them in the caramelized sugar until the pork turns golden brown. Drizzle the sesame oil over the pork and vegetables, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer to reduce the juices.
  2. When the juices have been mostly absorbed, turn the heat back up to high, and cook and stir the pork and vegetables until the sauce has thickened and coated the pork, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of green onion rings.
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Reviews

Josephinebat10
10
7/9/2014

I've made this and my family and friends all liked them. The fish sauce is the key.

saoCT
2
7/9/2014

This is a good dish.. coming from an asian woman woth many vietnamese ppl in the family. Good job. This method is used among many southeast asian dishes. The basics are caramelized sugar and fish sauce for ingredients. One can add extra onion or even make it spicy if they like it.