Vietnamese Marinade

Hot, sour, salty and sweet are the main flavors in this Vietnamese-style marinade from F&W's Melissa Rubel Jacobson.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 jalapeƱo, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together. Place the chicken in a large, resealable bag and add the marinade. Seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan and brush liberally with vegetable oil. Scrape any marinade off the chicken, season it generously with salt and pepper and grill.

Serve With

Shredded carrot, onion, mint, cilantro and lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Suggested Pairing

Ginger-scented Gewürztraminer.

Contributed By Published May 2007

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