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Vietnamese   -   Barbecued Meatballs (Nem Nuong)   adapted from The Classic Cuisine of Vietnam by Ngo and Zimmerman

  • 1 Pound Ground Pork
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Large Scallion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Black Pepper -- to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Roasted Rice Powder
  • Dried Rice Papers
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes -- chopped
  • Cilantro -- chopped
  • Mint -- chopped
  • Fish Sauce -- for dipping
Directions In food processor or blender, combine garlic, scallions, salt, sugar and pepper. Process to a paste. Combine the paste with the meat and allow to rest for 2 hours in refrigerator. Add rice powder. Form into meatballs and skewer on sticks. Grill over hot coals or bake in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. When serving, give each person a bowl of water, rice papers and some meatballs. They should wet the rice paper which will become pliable in a minute. Stuff the rice paper with meatballs and layer in lettuce, tomato, cilantro and mint. Roll together and serve with fish sauce if desired.
Serves 6
Time to Make 0:00

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