The Perfect BBQ – Asian Inspired Pork Skewers

As soon as the sun comes out every balcony and garden across the country has a cloud of smoke coming off it.  The likes of Argos and Woodies are rammed with eager BBQ buyers picking up their ‘use it once a year’ BBQ.  The thing is you just can’t beat BBQ food in good weather and the fact that we are barbecuing in Ireland makes us feel all sorts of exotic. Instead of rolling out the usual burgers and chicken fillets I decided to give my pork steaks a hint of eastern flavor for a delicious and simple BBQ crowd pleaser.IMG_1055

Ingredients: – Makes 4/5

500g pork steak/fillet (€5 in Tesco – bargain)

3 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger

1 garlic clove – minced

2 tablespoons of honey

60ml soy sauce

Red/Orange peppers


Bamboo skewers


  1. Slice the pork into pieces roughly 2cm or so.
  2. Finely grate the ginger and mince the garlic.
  3. Put the pork pieces into a bowl; add the ginger, garlic, honey, soy and a splash of olive oil and mix together.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or longer if you can. You could also leave it overnight in the fridge.
  5. When ready to BBQ assemble the skewers by alternating pieces of pork with sliced pepper and mushroom.
  6. Place on the BBQ, sit back relax and wait for them to be ready.
  7. Serve on their own or with a mixed salad leaves.Marinating the Pork Mushrooms & Peppers Assemble the Skewers Pork Skewers Pork Skewers

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