The Filipino Pork Barbecue (Pork BBQ) is everyone’s favorite where the skewers are grilled on fire right in front of you. It is a marinated slice of pork thread on a skewer and grilled to perfection. During summer vacation, it is the time for me and my family to relax, sit back, and get a sunburn, play and having fun. It is the only thing that as a family really look forward every year. A relaxing picnic with my family and friend is the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer’s day. This Pork Barbecue Recipe is one of my favorites aside from the Filipino Chicken Barbecue and my family always request every time we have a swimming. This Pork Barbecue tastes great and I was able to cook them for a family picnic.
Choosing the Best Barbecue
Pork is a delicate meat and it needs a gentle heat for barbecuing. Food cooked over coals or glowing embers has an exciting flavor. When I choose cuts of meat to barbecue, I look for flesh that is light pink with creamy white fat, this indicates a tender cut. Meat to be barbecued generally need little preparation.
Marinating Pork Barbecue Recipe
This is simple to make but it does take a little bit of time to Marinate. Marinating the pork longer the better the taste (Overnight). For making this Pork Barbecue Recipe, Pork should be marinated in soy sauce, crushed garlic, calamansi juice, black pepper, brown sugar, banana ketchup, and a can of Sprite or 7-Up. Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to overnight. After I marinate and refrigerate the pork, I allow the meat to come back to room temperature before barbecuing. This is to ensure even cooking of meat. String the marinated pork on skewers. Grill on medium heat until cooked with continuous turning and basting.
Filipino Pork Barbecue Recipe
The Filipino Pork Barbecue (Pork BBQ) is everyone’s favorite where the skewers are grilled on fire right in front of you. It is a marinated slice of pork thread on a skewer and grilled to perfection.
- Prep Time: 7 hours
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 7 hours 10 mins
- Yield: 20 1x
- Category: Barbecue
- Cuisine: Filipino
- 1 Kilo Pork Belly, slice in 1-inch cuts
- 1 Tsp. Garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 cup – Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup – Calamansi Juice
- 1/2 cup – Banana or Tomato Catsup
- 1 Can lemon soda or ginger ale
- 1/2 cup – Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper powder
- Bamboo skewers – pre-soak for 20 minutes before placing skewered meat
- In a bowl, mixed together minced garlic, soy sauce, calamansi juice, catsup, half of the ginger ale or lemon soda, salt, black pepper.
- Leave ½ cup of the marinade and sugar aside.
- Put pork in a bowl and pour the rest of marinade.
- Cover with plastic wrap, leave it for 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
- Pre-soak the bamboo skewers in hot water for 15 minutes.
- Skewer the pork on a bamboo stick with up to 6 pieces per stick.
- Prepare the grill and pre-heat.
- Mix together 1/2 cup marinade, sugar, and remaining ginger ale or lemon soda.
- Grill the pork, about 10 minutes on each side. Check constantly to avoid burning.
- Total grilling time should take about 20 minutes.
- Brush the pork barbecue with the marinade every few minutes to preserve the taste.
- When cooked, serve hot with “Atsara” or Hot Rice.
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- Serving Size: 1 stick
- Calories: 356
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 610 mg
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 25 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 28 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: summer pork barbecue, street food, grilled marinated pork, party favorite
Remember to soak bamboo skewers in cold water before use to prevent them burning while barbecuing. Pork Barbecue would be perfect dipped in vinegar, chopped onions, and chilis.
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Can’t find a “pork belly” at my supermarket
You can also buy a ‘Boneless Pork Picnic Shoulder’. That slices and absorbs marinade quite well also….
Try an Asian style market
Can I use chicken thighs? It’s all I have.
pork belly was found in local asian market and it was so good
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if i were to do this in an air fryer.. whats the setting and for how long. im interested makin this.. as i live in high rise area not allow grilling.. help.. or how long to do it in the stove.
You can use an oven. I am not sure about the air fryer though. I don’t recommend stove because it will consume too much gas.
I have a few questions about the recipe. Above the recipe it has a quick breakdown saying add al the ingredients including sugar and let the pork marinate then cook. Then in the recipe steps it says hold back a half cup of marinate and the sugar for grilling then add it with the ale. I wasn’t able to see that ale was in the recipe and I’m not sure whether to add the sugar or keep it for the basting during grilling? Also the photo underneath the recipe shows a bottle of teriyaki, sweet and sour, and hot sauce. Is that a different recipe all together or a mistake? Thank you 🙂
Hi. The recipe is updated to remove confusion. It means to mix all the ingredients except sugar because it will be added later for basting. For the ginger ale, it means the soda that was previously mentioned (sprite or 7- up). For the photo underneath, please ignore it. Thank you!
Just made this recipe and it looks and taste really good ! I will add some Siracha to marinade next time too. Thank you
It depends, but I would suggest to make it 2″x 2″ square half centimetres thick so that it will be well done. 🙂