Serves 10-12 canapé size or 3-4 main size
500g Pork fillet cut into 2cm cubes
2 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed and finely chopped
1 medium sized white onion, roughly chopped
5 garlic cloves, crushed
Finley grated zest of 1 lime
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
25g freshly grated coconut or unsweetened desiccated coconut
½ teaspoon salt flakes
1 teaspoon organic honey (optional)
Pound the lemongrass, onion, garlic and lime zest to a paste using a mortar and pestle or food processor. Stir in turmeric and olive oil. Transfer paste to a bowl large enough to hold the pork, and then add coconut, honey (optional) and salt, mixing well.
Add cubed pork to marinade and coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight. Meanwhile soak 12 skewers in water for 30 mins (to prevent the skewers from burning).
Pre-heat grill or BBQ to hot. Thread pork cubes onto skewers and cook for 2-4mins each side. Make sure not to overcook as pork can get dry.
These tasty pork skewers are perfect as a starter or canapé as well as the primary ingredient for a main meal.
I made the skewers last weekend and they tasted delicious. I sprinkled a little bit of coconut to garnish and served it with a salty & spicy dipping sauce as a part of a starter. I am pretty sure that my guests liked it.Google+