Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pork Barbeque (Pork Shish Kabobs)

Barbecue  or BBQ   is a method  for cooking meat, fish and poultry with the heat and hot smoke of a fire, smoking wood, compressed wood pellets or charcoal.

For Filipinos, barbecue is a stick of pork, chicken and sometimes meat grilled on top of a hot charcoal. We eat barbecue as a meal, snack and an appetizer. It is  actually very simple to make but needs a lot of patient sliding a bite size pieces of pork on a bamboo skewer. The secret of the best tasting barbecue is the marinade. The  longer you let it marinate the better the taste.

I finally made a perfect barbecue recipe for my taste after several trial and  error.

  • 1 kg. pork, I used pork shoulder butt
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato catsup or banana catsup 
  • 1 cup mountain dew 
  • Soak bamboo skewers in water overnight to reduce burning during barbecuing.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except pork, mix well .
  • Cut pork into thin slices about 2 inches wide. Transfer into a glass baking pan.
  • Pour marinade mixture onto the pork. Cover with foil or plastic. Marinade for 4 hours or more inside the refrigerator.
  • Slide pork onto skewers and set aside. 
  • Pour the marinade mixture into a sauce pan, cook over medium heat until smooth and thickened, stirring once in a while.
  • Grill over hot charcoal until well cooked, baste with thickened marinade and turning every few minutes on each side. Basting helps to keep the barbecue moist through the entire cooking process.
  • Serve with the remaining marinade sauce or vinegar. 


  1. Yummy! I missed homemade barbecues! This is also ideal for family outing. :)

  2. Wow! there's allot of ingredients... I am just using the ready made marinate sauce e. BUt i will try this one. Thanks tess.

    1. madami nga pero pwede naman palitan kung ano meron ka sa haose,like white sugar or nay soft drinks vailable and clamansi juice at banana catsup. wala kasing kalamansi at banana catsup dito sa US.

  3. I love kabobs! specially when they're really spicy!



  4. Wow! Thanks for this! I have a question though. Would it be okay if I use liempo or chicken? :)


    1. pwede kahit anong part ng pig at chicken.you can barbecue the pieces without the skewer.usually ganyan ginagawa ko,mas madali ,wala ng tuhug tuhog ,marinade the liempo or chicken pieces lang and then grill.

  5. barbeque! it looks sooo yummy and pretty well covered with sauce. will ask our maid to do this too! :D

  6. ISa yan sa mga fave ko! Pag may mga handaan or outing yan talaga request ko. Saraaaaap haha

  7. I grew up eating pork barbecue! :D Kasama lagi sa handaan eh.. haha.. Anyway, I want a stick or 2 now.. Perfect for lunch! Yum! <3

  8. wow its so drooling, wish we can do these even just once a month

  9. poor barbeque looks very delish :-) I have one yesterday at the party too :-) Dropping by from Yummy Sunday. I followed your Networkedblog, hope you will do the same.

  10. Looks delicious! I miss Pork BBQ!

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  11. this looks so delicious and thanks for sharing your recipe, i miss having one! visiting from YS, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great weekend. :)

  12. Pinoy barbecue is always a treat! Such flavours :-)


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