One of my go-to Vietnamese preparations of pork is to marinate pork steaks (photo below) with lemongrass and grill them. Sliced up, the steaks are great bun rice noodles, tucked into a banh mi sandwich, and punches up a bowl of fluffy rice.
This morning, I discovered that CHOW.com enjoys the thit heo nuong xa as much as I do. There was a call for people to name their top 5 best recipes for 2009. My little Vietnamese restaurant-style grilled lemongrass pork recipe was among the writer's top 5 picks. When it's too cold now to cook outdoors, use a stovetop cast-iron grill. The timing will be a little longer.
What a nice way to wrap up 2009! Enjoy.