Monday, June 16, 2014

Recipe: Suon Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Ribs)

Today, I made another fantastic recipe from the Vietnamese Bible - Sườn nướng, also known as Vietnamese grilled pork ribs. 

For this recipe, I bought 10 pork rib bones to feed my family of 4. The ribs are marinated (preferably overnight) in a paste made from fresh ginger, garlic, chilli and coriander and seasoned with dark soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar. It is usually cooked on a charcoal barbecue, or hotplate, but you can also cook it in the oven, which is what I did. I first oven-roasted it for 30 minutes, then switched to grill mode so that the ribs are crispy and charred in places.

The ribs were tender and full of flavour - they're so delicious, and so easy to make. A huge hit with my family, I can foresee myself making this again real soon!

Finger-licking good!

Vietnamese grilled pork ribs (Sườn nướng)
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Vietnamese Bible
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Serves 4

10 pork rib bones, about 1.5kg
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 hot red chilli, deseeded
4-5 sprigs coriander
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1/8 tsp salt

1. Place ginger, garlic, chilli and coriander in a food processor or spice grinder and grind to a paste. Mix with soy sauce, fish sauce, soft brown sugar, oil and salt. 

2. Spread over the pork ribs, cover and leave to marinate in fridge overnight, or at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

3. Preheat oven to 180C (roast mode). Line baking tray with foil, then arrange ribs in a single layer. Place in preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes, then increase temperature to 200C and cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until cooked through and crisp on the surface and charred in places.

Note: You can also cook the ribs over a charcoal barbecue or hotplate or grill.

Suon Nuong

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  1. These ribs look so scrumptious. I love ribs too and thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. this would definitely be a bit hit for rib-lovers! every meaty bite sounds aromatically flavourful :D

  3. This recipe is calling out to me! Those ribs look delicious :))

  4. hands are itchy already. maybe will go hunting

  5. Yen, this is good to go with some beer + watching soccer games!

  6. Yen, your pork ribs look so delish! I always prefer digging in into pork ribs at home because I can use my fingers and eat freestyle. Must buy this type of pork ribs and try out this Vietnamese recipe!

  7. Hi Yen,

    When I see this recipe with fish sauce and brown sugar, I know these ribs will be very good :D


  8. I so love Vietnamese food! It's so full of flavour and these look like no exception! :D

  9. I made the Chicken version of this! So good right? Thank you for cooking up more Vietnamese dishes! Hope to see a few more!

  10. It will be made THIS WEEK!!!!

  11. I am not a fan of pork but this dish looks great to go with some beers :D

  12. Hi Yen,
    Looks really delicious! Yum! Yum!


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