My Asian Kitchen
PREP 10 MINUTES, PLUS
2 HOURS MARINATING
COOK 10 MINUTES
© 2019 Jennifer Joyce / Murdoch Books · Reproduced with permission. · y Asian Kitchen by Jennifer Joyce (Murdoch Books, £20). Photography by Phil Webb.
- Crafterella featured Pork Skewers (Mu Ping) With Palm Sugar Glaze And Jaew 27 Dec 23:00
- Murdoch Books published her project Pork Skewers (Mu Ping) With Palm Sugar Glaze And Jaew 14 Dec 09:00
You Will Need
If using wooden skewers, soak them for 30 minutes before cooking. To make the marinade, place the garlic, white peppercorns, coriander, oyster, fish and soy sauces in a food processor to blend (alternatively, chop by hand).
Trim the pork of any excess fat and thinly slice the pork about 5 mm (¼ inch) thick. Place in a shallow baking dish or zip lock bag and pour the marinade over. Massage it into the flesh, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight. Remove and bring to room temperature before grilling.
To make the glaze, mix the palm sugar and coconut milk together. Microwave for 1 minute for the sugar to melt or heat in a small saucepan until liquid.
Make the roasted chilli sauce by mixing the ingredients together.
Thread the pork onto the skewers, pushing the meat close together. Preheat your outdoor grill or a chargrill pan. Brush both sides with oil so the meat doesn’t stick and crack lots of black pepper over. Grill the skewers over indirect or low heat for 10 minutes. Because pork shoulder is marbled, you want the fat to melt out slowly. Once the meat has browned and is almost done, brush the skewers with the coconut palm glaze on one side and then turn over and repeat on the other side.
Serve the skewers with the roasted chilli sauce, sliced baby cucumbers, shallots and coriander.
Pork tenderloin can be used in place of the shoulder steaks or if you can’t be bothered to thread the meat onto skewers, you could make an easier version using pork chops or shoulder steaks grilled whole.