Vietnamese Fajitas (Bo Nuong Xa)
Vietnamese Fajitas (Bo Nuong Xa) might be just the main course you are searching for. One portion of this dish contains approximately 19g of protein, 6g of fat, and a total of 230 calories. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. Head to the store and pick up mint, fish sauce, flank steak, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the pineapple you could follow this main course with the Pineapple Cupcakes as a dessert. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. It is an affordable recipe for fans of Vietnamese food.
Cut steak diagonally across the grain into 16 (1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick) slices.
Stir together 2 tablespoons sugar and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
Add meat, stirring to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
Remove meat from marinade, discarding marinade.
Sprinkle steak evenly with salt and pepper.
Grill flank steak slices over medium-high heat (350 to 400), uncovered, 2 minutes on each side or until done. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
Stir together 1 1/4 cups hot water, fish sauce, 1/3 cup sugar, and vinegar until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/3 cup carrot. Set aside.
Pour hot water to a depth of 1 inch in a large shallow dish. Dip 1 spring roll wrapper in hot water briefly to soften; pat dry with paper towels.
Combine remaining 2/3 cup carrot, bean sprouts, and next 4 ingredients.
Place 1 slice of beef on one side of wrapper; top with 1/3 cup lettuce.
Place about 1/3 cup bean sprout mixture on lettuce on wrapper. Fold sides of wrapper over filling, and roll up, jelly-roll style.
Serve with fish sauce mixture for dipping.
Note: Prepare fresh lemon grass as you would a green onion--peel off the outer layer, remove the root end, and use the white portion. Fish sauce and rice paper wrappers can be found on the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores.
Recommended wine: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling are great choices for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Field Recordings Chenin Blanc with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 19 dollars per bottle.
Field Recordings Chenin BlancFlavors of oyster shell, granny smith apples, chamomile and daffodil.