Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen
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Total:
33 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
12
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Hoisin Dipping Sauce: 
  • 4 ounces or 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 ounces or 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon crushed roasted peanuts
  • 1 red chile, diced
Pork Skewers:
  • 10 ounces ground pork
  • 10 ounces fish paste (see Cook's Note)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 sheets rice paper
  • 1 bunch fresh perilla leaf, picked (see Cook's Note)
  • 1 bunch fresh Vietnamese mint, picked
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, picked
  • 1 cucumber, halved and finely sliced lengthwise
  • 3 star fruit, finely sliced
  • 1/2 bunch fresh garlic chives, sliced into 2-inch lengths

Directions

Special equipment: 12 wooden chopsticks, soaked in water for 20 minutes

Preheat a grill to medium heat.

For the Hoisin Dipping Sauce: In a saucepan combine the hoisin sauce and the white vinegar, put over medium heat and then add the milk, and stir through. Continue to stir just before the boiling point is reached, then allow the mixture to cool. Sprinkle the dipping sauce with crushed peanuts and diced chile. Set aside.

Using a mortar and pestle combine the pork and fish paste. Mince and pound to a fine smooth paste.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the fish sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the sugar dissolves. Now add the pork and fish paste to the seasoning, then add the spring onions, garlic, and vegetable oil and mix to combine.

Knead the paste and pound handfuls of it in the bowl until the paste reaches an elastic consistency.

Form a sausage shape from the paste and form it around the top 2/3 of a wooden chopstick. Repeat this process with all the paste.

Cook the pork skewers on the grill for 8 minutes turning the chopstick every 2 minutes.

Place the rice paper on a work surface and layer with the mixed herbs, cucumber, star fruit, and garlic chives. Remove the pork from the chopsticks by gently rotating. Place the pork on the layered greens, and roll up the rice paper. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Dip the wraps into the reserved hoisin dipping sauce.

Cook's Note

Fish paste and perilla leaf can be found at specialty Asian markets.

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