I’m so tired of this rain!
I wonder if this is what it’s like to live in Seattle. It has been raining for three weeks straight with temperature in the low 50s in the morning! I need the 70s sunny weather to bring the grill out and spend time outside.
I hope the sunny, summer weather arrives for Alexis’ first birthday which is a month away!
Just because I can’t grill, it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy grilling food.
How about grilled pork with vegetables on a skewer, prepare in the oven instead of the grill? The grill will be a perfect choice for this recipe, but the oven will also can do the trick.
This recipe calls for pork butt (that doesn’t sound too appetizing) but pork shoulder will also work well, or you can even substitute with chicken breast. Add on some vegetables of your choice: onions, red peppers, and zucchinis; the more the merrier.
And there you have it!! Grilled meat on a skewer for those rainy days!!
- 1 lb pork butt (or pork shoulder) – cut into 1 inch bite site pieces
- 5 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon five spice powder
- 1 tablespoon grated lemongrass
- Vegetables of your choice: zucchinis, red peppers, onion (sliced into 1 inch pieces)
- 10 bamboo skewers, soaked for 30 minutes in water to prevent burning
- Place meat in a large bowl, stir together garlic, garlic powder, vegetable oil, fish sauce, honey, pepper, five spice power and lemongrass. Mix well
- Place everything in the Ziploc bag and let marinate at least 1 hr or preferable overnight
- Slide 2 to 3 pieces of pork onto each skewer, alternate with vegetables of your choice in between the meat.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Place parchment paper on a baking tray. Place skewers on the tray and bush vegetable oil over the meat to prevent it from drying.
- Bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes so the meat cook evenly on both sides. Occasionally brush some oil on the skewer to prevent it from drying
- Enjoy these as appetizers, or with rice vermicelli.