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Saturday, September 14 2013

A beautifully complex glaze of Chinese five-spice, rich soy sauce, sweet brown sugar and tangy ketchup lends incredible Asian-inspired flavor to these perfect pork kabobs. It's a fast and easy dish you'll want to try again and again. Soaking wood or bamboo skewers in cold water for 20-30 minutes before use will help to ensure they do not burn on the grill.



Five-Spice Pork Kabobs
Recipe from 
Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 mins
  • 2    tablespoons   ketchup
  • 1    tablespoon   soy sauce
  • 2    teaspoons   packed brown sugar
  • 1    teaspoon   Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 1/2   pounds   pork tenderloin
  • 8      bamboo or metal skewers (soak bamboo skewers in water to prevent scorching)
  • 1/4   cup   peanuts
  • 1/4   cup   cilantro sprigs
  •     Lime wedges (optional)
For sauce, in a small bowl combine ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and five-spice powder. For kabobs, trim tenderloin, slice thinly, and thread slices onto skewers. Brush skewered meat with some of the sauce.
Grill kabobs on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 3 to 4 minutes. Brush with remaining sauce. Turn kabobs; grill 3 to 4 minutes more or until fully cooked. To serve, sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. If desired, serve lime wedges alongside.
  • Serving Suggestion: If you like, serve with cooked vermicelli or angel hair pasta and cantaloupe cut into matchstick pieces. Pass soy sauce at the table.
  • *Tip: If time permits, soak bamboo skewers in water before using. This helps to prevent the skewers from burning.
nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 280, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 111, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 7, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 38, vit. A (IU) 389, vit. C (mg) 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 13, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (µg) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 458, Potassium (mg) 804, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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