Hear me, dear friends, as I unfold to thee a recipe so divine that it will leave thee begging for more. I present to thee the Grilled Eggs With Vietnamese Seasonings Recipe – a dish so full of flavor and texture that it will transport thy taste buds to the streets of Saigon.
From the depths of my kitchen, I bring forth this recipe, crafted with care and passion. It takes fresh mint, boston lettuce, garlic cloves, fish sauce, eggs and a host of other Vietnamese seasonings to elevate the humble eggs to another realm entirely.
Shall we delve into the depths of this recipe? Shall we unlock its secrets and mysteries? Let us embark on a culinary journey that will leave even the most discerning palates enchanted.
So tie your aprons and sharpen thy knives, friends – for we are about to embark on a journey of flavors and textures that will leave thee breathless.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Oh, fellow foodies, gather ye around as I regale you with the wonders of this grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings recipe. Verily, it may seem like just another egg dish, but I assure thee, ’tis more than that. This recipe shall tantalize thy taste buds and transport thee to the bustling street markets of Vietnam. Why shall thee love this recipe, thou dost ask? Pray hear me out.
Firstly, this recipe shall provide a unique twist to your usual egg dishes. The eggs are grilled to perfection, giving them a smoky flavor and aroma that shall entice thee. The combination of fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, and sugar in its seasonings shall bring forth a burst of flavors on thy tongue – a perfect balance of salty, tart and sweet.
Moreover, this dish is quite simple to prepare yet so versatile in its serving possibilities. Thou canst serve it alone as a light breakfast or snack or pair it with any main dish such as bun thit nuong (grilled pork noodle salad) or com suon nuong (grilled pork chop with broken rice). Thou canst even pair it with some bánh tráng (Vietnamese rice paper) and some fresh herbs for an unforgettable Vietnamese-style appetizer. The possibilities are endless!
And lo! It is also perfect for those who seek a healthy meal as it uses fresh ingredients such as mint leaves and Boston lettuce, which can be found in any grocery store. Plus, eggs are known for their high protein content and other nutrients essential for maintaining good health.
In conclusion, why wouldst thou not love this grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings recipe? It’s easy to make, healthy, versatile in serving options and most importantly – delicious! Pray give it a try and indulge in its savory flavors that shall leave thee wanting more.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings recipe:
- 6 eggs (large)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- ½ cup of boston lettuce (shredded)
- 2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
For the sauce:
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 small chile (minced)
Optional ingredients for serving and pairing:
- Vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng nướng) or boiled eggs
- Grilled Vietnamese steak, ground pork, or chicken wings
- Broken rice (com tam), bun thit nuong, banh mi, thit kho, egg rolls or Vietnamese pizza
Note: You can find most of these ingredients in your local Asian grocery store.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Prepare the Grilled Eggs
To start, place the eggs on a grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the egg shell is browned and the eggs are cooked. Once done, let cool before peeling off the eggshells.
Note: for this recipe, we’re using large eggs as they’re easier to grill and cook perfectly.
Step 2: Make the Vietnamese Seasonings Mixture
In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic clove, chile pepper (small), and some chopped fresh mint. Stir until well combined. The Vietnamese seasonings mixture is ready.
Pro Tip: If you don’t like chile pepper, you can substitute it with red pepper flakes or omit it completely.
Step 3: Make the Steak Eggs (Optional)
If you want to add more protein to your meal, consider making the steak egg mixture. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork or beef, minced garlic, shallot, fish sauce (1 tbsp), sugar (1 tbsp). Mix everything together until you have a cohesive mixture.
Place a skillet over medium-high heat, then add in two tablespoons of oil. Once hot enough, place the meat mixture into the skillet and cook until it’s browned and crispy all around.
Next up is adding in your grilled eggs mash them into pieces with your spatula so they will mix well with your meat. Add in one tablespoon of the Vietnamese seasonings, mix it well with everything else in the skillet.
Step 4: Cut and Serve
Slice the grilled eggs in half or quarters and arrange them on a plate alongside some lettuce leaves and sliced cucumber. Drizzle over the Vietnamese seasonings mixture from step two on top of each egg portion to add flavor.
Tip: You can also serve the grilled eggs with some Vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng), broken rice, or in a banh mi sandwich. The options are endless, and there are many dishes where you can use grilled eggs as a protein source.
Substitutions and Variations
Hark! Forsooth, whilst the original recipe for Grilled Eggs with Vietnamese Seasonings is delightful in its own right, there are various substitutions and variations that can be made to cater to one’s own taste buds.
Verily, instead of using ground pork in the egg mixture, try using steak or chicken. ‘Tis not unusual among the Vietnamese to have Bò Né (Vietnamese sizzling steak) or Vietnamese chicken wings served with eggs for breakfast.
Moreover, those who prefer a vegetarian option may remove the ground pork entirely and opt for solely grilled eggs. In lieu of pork, one may substitute with shallots or garlic.
For a unique twist on this traditional recipe, wrap the grilled eggs and vegetables in rice paper to create a delightful and refreshing experience. This version is known as Bánh Tráng Nướng (grilled Vietnamese rice paper).
Should you desire an added crunch, substitute Boston lettuce with broken rice or even egg rolls. Purists advocate pairing the eggs and rice with Com Suon Nuong (grilled pork chop) on the side for that extra oomph.
If Asian fish sauce is not readily available, fret not. Worcestershire sauce or oyster sauce are more than acceptable substitutions. Additionally, if lime juice doesn’t strike your fancy, lemons may be used instead.
To incorporate this dish into other cuisines, why not sprinkle some cilantro and crushed peanuts on top of your grilled eggs and serve on a pizza crust à la Phở Pizza? It’s also an excellent filling for a Banh Mi sandwich.
The variations of this classic dish are endless when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine – all one needs is an imagination as vast as the Mekong River!
Serving and Pairing
Oh, what joy it brings to me to talk about the serving and pairing of this delectable dish! Grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings, with its fresh zest and aroma, is simply irresistible. This dish has a versatile nature and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can also be served as an appetizer or a main course. I recommend pairing this delightful recipe with a chilled glass of white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc.
To truly savor the flavors of grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings, I suggest serving it on top of bed of fresh boston lettuce, sprinkled with little slices of chile pepper for that added spiciness. The crunchiness of lettuce complements the softness of the eggs and enhances the delicate flavors of Vietnamese seasonings to create a perfect harmony. You could also place them on top of steamed rice, crushed bánh tráng (rice paper), or even in a crispy baguette to make that traditional Vietnamese sandwich known as banh mi.
If you’re looking to experiment with more exciting combinations, try pairing this dish with some traditional Vietnamese sides such as thit kho (caramelized pork and eggs), com suon nuong (grilled pork chop), or bo ne (Vietnamese steak and eggs). Vietnamese chicken wings combined with grilled eggs make for an excellent appetizer, a perfect starter for a delightful supper or companionship for an afternoon spent watching your favorite game. This versatile meal has no limit when it comes to finding something delightful to pair it with.
Oh, one can endlessly dream about serving grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasoning in different courses enwrapped in rice paper using various ingredients such as broken rice topped off by adding herbs like cucumber, sprouts topped off with nước mắm (fish sauce) dipping sauce.
Let me say; after trying grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasoning, all other breakfast items will surely pale in comparison. Give this dish a try and invite your family and friends as you enjoy the perfect savory flavors and endless pairing possibilities.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Hark, my dear cooks! As a chef with immense experience, I advise you to take heed of the following instructions concerning storing and reheating your grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings.
If thou dost wish to prepare this dish ahead of time, then envision keeping the eggs shell on once they are cooled down. Alack and alas, I must inform thee that once the eggshell is removed, the eggs shall not retain their texture and moisture. Therefore, keep the eggs in a sealed container in thine refrigerator where they can last for up to three days in optimal condition.
When thee art ready to serve thy delicious grilled eggs, thou mayest remove them from the refrigerator and place them on thy grill until they are well heated through. Alas! Thou mayest but not reheat these eggs using a microwave oven as it shall render the texture of the egg rubbery and devoid of flavor.
Should leftovers arise after thy culinary feast, one may store them in refrigeration for about 2 days. When reheating, ensure that you let them thaw in refrigeration overnight prior bringing it back to temperature by re-grilling them.
Fret not my fellow cooks as eating cold grilled eggs topped with fresh herbs is sure to delight even when without reheating.
May this advice aid thee in all thy cooking adventures.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure the best outcome of this Vietnamese Grilled Eggs recipe, here are some tips that can help you prepare the perfect dish.
– Cook the Eggs Just Right
Timing is essential when it comes to grilling eggs. You don’t want them to be overcooked or undercooked. To make sure that eggs are just right, boil and cool them under running water before grilling them for 10-12 minutes.
– Use Fresh Ingredients
For flavorful and aromatic grilled eggs, using fresh mint, garlic clove, lime juice, and fish sauce is important. If you want to take your dish a step further, try buying organic ingredients that are free from preservatives and chemicals.
– Don’t Forget to Rest Your Eggs
It is vital to let the eggs rest after being grilled. This allows them to cool down a bit and evenly distribute the flavors. Resist the temptation to jump in and eat them right away!
– Be Creative with Your Pairings
Grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasoning go well with boston lettuce or rice paper. However, you can also get creative with your pairings by serving them alongside Vietnamese chicken wings, bun thit nuong, com suon nuong, pizza, banh mi or thit kho so that you can add different textures and tastes.
– Get Your Grill Hot
To achieve a beautifully browned exterior for your eggs, it is important to preheat your grill adequately before placing them on top of it. Aim for a medium-high heat setting on the grill before cooking the eggs.
With these tips in mind, you can now confidently make delicious Vietnamese Grilled Eggs at home for any mealtime or party occasion!
What other questions could you possibly have about these delicious grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings? Let me anticipate your every query and clear any doubts you might have with this next segment: the FAQs.
Can you grill an egg in its shell?
One dish that adds a twist to the ordinary hard-boiled eggs is the grilled eggs, which is perfect to accompany any barbecue or as an addition to a refreshing summer salad. Preparing this dish is incredibly effortless – just place an uncooked egg, shell and all, on a grill for an approximate of 10 minutes and voila!
How to grill eggs on a grill?
One of the simplest and most effortless BBQ dishes you can make is a grilled egg in its shell. All you have to do is place an egg on the grill, turn it a few times until it browns, crack it open, add some seasoning, and voila! You have a satisfying and straightforward meal.
In conclusion, if you want to try something new and exciting in the world of Vietnamese cuisine, then this grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings recipe is a must-try! Not only is it delicious and easy to make, but it also offers a unique and flavorful twist on traditional grilled eggs. Plus, with the added bonus of various substitutions and variations, you can make it your own and tailor it to your specific tastes.
So, whether you serve it as a main dish or as part of a larger meal or even as ingredients in some other Vietnamese dishes like bun thit nuong or com suon nuong or use it for toppings in pizza or banh mi sandwiches or egg rolls, this grilled eggs with Vietnamese seasonings is sure to impress. And who knows? You might just discover a new favorite dish that will become a staple in your kitchen. With this recipe, the possibilities are endless!
Grilled Eggs With Vietnamese Seasonings Recipe
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons asian fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Thai chile, thinly sliced
- 1 head boston lettuce, separated into leaves
- 16 sprigs of fresh mint
- Preheat grill to medium.
- Pierce a tiny hole in the end of each egg.
- Place eggs on grill and cook until shell is browned and eggs are cooked through, 10-12 minutes, turning frequently with tongs.
- Combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic and chile in a small bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Shell eggs and cut into quarters.
- To eat, place one egg quarter on a lettuce leaf with a sprig of mint and roll up. Dip in sauce.