This Filipino Pork Barbecue recipe mixes a delectable marinade with a perfect shake of seasonings and spices to create one of the most popular Filipino dishes that I know of. This Filipino pork bbq recipe will have your mouth watering and leave your fingers messy.
At our family gatherings, there is simply no dish that is the subject of more sneaking, stealing, overpiling, and hoarding than Filipino pork bbq. These scrumptious skewers are one of the classic Filipino recipes that can be found at nearly every family gathering.
This Filipino pork barbecue recipe has been shared with me by my wife’s family, and honestly, it beats any Filipino bbq that you can buy at restaurants.
What Is Filipino Pork BBQ?
Filipino pork barbecue is a popular dish in the Philippines and is loved by Filipinos around the world. The dish is made from thinly sliced pork pieces (although you can also make Filipino chicken bbq and Filipino beef bbq) that are marinated in a mixture of seasonings and spices.
The pork is then threaded with thin bamboo skewers and grilled, usually over wood charcoal. Sometimes it’s coated with a thin Filipino bbq sauce; other times, it’s dipped in a tall jar of seasoned vinegar before being enjoyed.
Easy and Delicious Filipino Pork Barbecue recipe
Filipino-style pork bbq is a relatively simple dish. It involves combining the marinade ingredients, blending the mixture, marinating the pork, skewering the meat, and cooking it just right.
What You’ll Need To Make This Recipe
For this Filipino bbq recipe you’ll need the following tools:
- An immersion blender (I recommend this one)
- A large mixing bowl
- Bamboo skewers (I like these since the wide ends help keep your fingers clean)
- A grill, personally, I find these taste best over a charcoal grill like this one. However, any bbq will work, or even a good quality grill pan can do in a pinch.
- Cling wrap
How Long Does Filipino BBQ Take To Make?
Cooking Filipino pork bbq doesn’t take that long. You’ll need to allocate about 30 minutes to actual cooking. The real-time stretch comes in the marinating. I recommend a minimum of three hours of marinating time to let the flavor soak in. But if you aren’t in a hurry, marinating for 8-12 hours is ideal.
- 1.2 lbs pork butt. Slice to 1-inch wide and 1/4-inch thick
- 1/2 cup 7-UP (can be substituted for additional calamansi or lime juice)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup calamansi or lemon juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 6 cloves garlic. Minced
- 1/2 cup banana ketchup
- Rinse pork strips and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Combine 7-UP, soy sauce, vinegar, 1/2 cup of calamansi (or lemon juice), brown sugar, garlic, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the marinade ingredients together.
- Add pork to the marinade and massage the meat to fully incorporate the flavor. Marinate, turning once or twice for a minimum of 3-hours, but ideally 8-12 hours. Store in the refrigerator between turning.
- Remove meat from marinade and skewer each piece of pork lengthwise.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining juice, banana ketchup, and sesame oil. Mix and set aside.
- Grill meat on the bbq or grill pan until it begins to brown. (approx. 2-3 minutes per side).
- Baste the meat with the sauce mixture.
- Remove from heat and serve hot.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 Filipino bbq skewer
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 175Total Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 912mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 12g