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B nướng sả - Grilled beef marinated in lemon grass sauce



  • 2 pounds of tender rump roast or eye round
  • 4 tablespoons of frozen or fresh minced lemon grass
  • 10 shallots minced
  • 5 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil handful of roasted sesame seed
  • 24 bamboo skewers soaked in water overnight


  • Thinly cut the beef against the grain 1-inch by 2-inch size. Marinate the beef in the mixture of lemon grass, minced shallot, minced garlic, sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, canola oil and sesame seed for 2 hours. Before serving, grill the meat on the skewers 1 or two minutes for each side. Don't grill too long if you like the meat tender and moist.
  • This dish can be served as an appetizer. Each guest can dip the meat in the peanut sauce and eat right off of the skewer. It can be served as a first course before dinner with rice vermicelli, mixed chopped lettuce and various herbs and with fish sauce dip or peanut sauce.