Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Tangy Barbecued Pork Skewers Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8-10


1 kg

125 ml


Marinade :

3 tablespoons

6 cloves

150 g

125 ml

125 ml

250 ml

Bamboo skewers

Pork shoulder

Tomato or banana ketchup



Lime juice

Garlic, chopped

Dark brown sugar or palm sugar


Soy sauce

Clear soft drink such as 7-up or Sprite

Method :
  • Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes then set aside.

  • To prepare the Marinade, combine lime juice, garlic, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and soft drink in a bowl and set aside.

  • Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces. Marinate pork in mixture for 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Drain the meat and reserve Marinade. Thread 4-5 pieces of meat onto each skewer.

  • Heat griller and grill pork over medium-low heat, for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, place the Marinade in a wok and bring to the boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and blend in tomato or banana ketchup, stirring until smooth.

  • Brush both sides of the skewered pork with the reserved Marinade.

  • Continue grilling until pork is completely cooked and browned on both sides.

  • If desired, reheat the Marinade and serve as a dip.

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