Vietnamese Grilled Fish Recipe

Hankering for a light yet filling meal? This dish has flavors of Vietnam!

This noodle dish is topped with fish skewers inspired by the refreshing flavors of Vietnam.

Vietnamese Grilled Fish Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Hankering for a light yet filling meal? This dish has flavors of Vietnam!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4


Vietnamese Grilled Fish Ingredients

  • 500 Grams blue marlin (or any firm-fleshed fish) steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Leeks sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • Sweet chili sauce to serve
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce (patis)
  • 2 teaspoons grated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Lemongrass chopped, white part only
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon bird’s eye chilies (siling labuyo) chopped, optional
  • 4 cups rice noodles use flat wide noodles, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped basil plus extra leaves to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon bird’s eye chilies (siling labuyo) chopped, plus extra to garnish (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Thread fish cubes onto barbecue sticks then skewer leek pieces at the ends. Set aside.
  • Make the marinade: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Pour over fish and refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Make the Vietnamese noodles: Toss all ingredients together. Divide among bowls.
  • Heat a griller or a grill pan over medium heat. Brush skewers with oil then grill until cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Place fish skewers on top of noodles. Garnish with basil and chilies. Serve with sweet chili sauce on the side.
Keyword grilled fish recipe, grilled fish
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