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Vietnamese Pork Chop with Herbs


1 large shallot

3 cloves garlic

½ C light brown sugar

¼ C fish sauce

2 TB soy sauce

2 TB Oil

2 tsp. ground black pepper

4 ½” Pork Chops

3 Red Plums cut in ½” wedges

2 scallions thin sliced

1 chili thin sliced

2 C torn mixed herb leaves (basil, cilantro, parsley, mint)

½ C Bean Sprouts

2 TB rice vinegar

Lime wedges

Blend shallot, garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, oil and pepper in bowl.  Add pork chops, marinate chilled 1 to 12 hours.  Prepare grill for medium high heat.  Grill until charred, about 3 minutes per side.  Meanwhile, toss the plums, scallions, chili, bean sprouts and vinegar in large bowl.  Serve pork chops with herb mixture and lime wedges