Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli or Bun Tom Heo Nuong is a delicious and healthy noodle dish with shrimp and lots of vegetables, served with a sauce.
Cook the rice sticks according to the package instructions. Rinse with cold water thoroughly after cooking, drain in a colander and set aside.
Marinate the shrimp with all the ingredients in the BBQ Shrimp Marinade for 30 minutes. Prepare and cut all the vegetables and herbs.
Fire up your BBQ pit and grill the shrimp until they are properly cooked. Divide the rice sticks, vegetables and herbs into 3 portions and transfer them into 3 bowls. (The rice sticks should sit on top of the vegetables and herbs). Transfer 4 shrimps into each serving, sprinkle some ground peanuts, and pour some nuoc cham (fish sauce) into the noodles. Serve immediately.
Add fish sauce, water, sugar and lime juice in a small bowl and mix well. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved.
To jazz up the taste, add some garlic chili sauce and mix well with the fish sauce (nuoc cham) before serving.
For the nuoc cham recipe, different brand of fish sauce tastes differently, so adjust the sugar, warm water level to your liking. If it's too salty or strong for your taste, add more water and sugar.
For fish sauce, I recommend 3 Crabs brand Fish Sauce.