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Grilled Pork Skewers with Chile Sauce

Heat things up with these flavourful pork skewers served with a hot Thai pepper sauce. Serve them with a cold beer for a satisfying warm-weather meal. This simple and delicious appetizer will bring some Thai spice to your dinner spread.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 5 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


For the pork skewers:

    •    chile sauce
    •    2 tbsps sugar
    •    ¼ cup oyster sauce
    •    2 tbsps finely chopped garlic
    •    ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
    •    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    •    1 ½ pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 16 pieces
    •    3 tbsps finely chopped cilantro leaves and stems
    •    16 wooden skewers (6-inch), soaked in cold water for 30 minutes

For the chile sauce:

    •    2 tsps sugar
    •    ¼ cup fish sauce
    •    1 tbsp soy sauce
    •    1 shallot, finely diced
    •    ½ cup fresh lime juice
    •    1 fresh Thai red chile, finely diced


For the pork skewers:

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, cilantro, garlic, sugar, and black pepper in a bowl.

  2. Skewer 2 pieces of pork onto 2 skewers so that the meat lies flat. Place the pork skewers in a large baking dish. Pour the marinade over and turn to coat the pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

  3. Heat grill to high. Remove the skewers from the marinade and grill the meat on both sides until slightly charred and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with Chili Sauce on the side for dipping.

  4. For the chile sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving.

This great family recipe is thanks to Food Network Recipes at!grilled-pork-skewers-with-chile-sauce-e1434315652814


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