Spice Isalnds Coconut Chile Pork Kabobs w/ Sambal
This recipe calls for fish sauce, which is an acquired taste, so add more or less, depending on how much you like it. Sambal oelek is a condiment commonly used in Indonesia and Malaysia, Sambal means hot sauce in English, and it’s staple in kitchen, generally is very spicy, and can be used as a garnish or accompaniment. Here it used as an ingredient in the marinade; it is available in Asian markets. These kabobs are a great start to any Asian or Indian meal.
½ cup coconut milk
2 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh preferred
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fish sauce
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and toss the pork in the mixture to coat well. Marinate the pork, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
Thread the pork cubes on skewers and grill over a medium-hot grill for about 10 minutes until done. Cut open a sample to check for doneness. They should be browned and crisp. Serve with the dipping sauce.