Succulent pieces of pork marinated in lime, chilli and ginger cooked as kebabs and served with the creamiest most flavour packed homemade satay sauce. These simple pork kebabs with satay sauce are real fast food at its best.
Pork kebabs with satay sauce
Bright, colourful and full of all those fabulous flavours, this is a tasty dish to whip up any day of the week to brighten up a chilly winter evening when you want to imagine there is a bit of sunshine and warmth somewhere.
Of course in the summer you can whip up these pork kebabs on a BBQ in the garden. But in winter a grill pan will work just as well.
I’ve gone for a really rich, creamy and luxurious satay sauce here. Why make it plain when with the addition of a few pantry staples you can take something to a new level.
You need peanut butter to make a good satay sauce so I have used my homemade all-nut butter instead of commercial peanut butter. Making your own nut butters is super quick and easy and no additives at all. In fact, you can add extra flavours if you want to.
Yogurt is also in here. And yes I can show you how to make your own yogurt as well. Come on folks, this is Larder Love after all. I do try to make as many pantry staples as I can to use in my everyday cooking.
Ginger, chilli and lime. Now we want to add some depth to the flavour too. A slight fishy flavour will not actually make the satay sauce taste remotely fishy but will instead enhance the other flavours.
You have a few choices here. You can use fish sauce if you have it, a chopped anchovy or some of my homemade Gentleman’s Relish. Again this is super easy to make and so useful for cooking. I always have a jar in the fridge.
Coconut cream. Now you can either use those little packets of coconut cream that come in sachets in a box. Or you can use a can of coconut milk (don’t shake it!) and when you open it just scoop off a couple of spoonfuls of the rich thick cream that settles at the bottom of the can.
How to make this
Just whizz up all the satay sauce ingredients in a mini food processor then cover and set aside in the fridge for at least half an hour to let those flavours dance together and mingle.
There are only 3 ingredients for this simple marinade; lime juice, chilli and ginger.
Marinating the pork before you are going to make the kebabs both infuses it with those marvellous punchy flavours but tenderizes it too.
Just pop the pork pieces into a bag along with the marinade and leave in the fridge for 1-2 hours for full flavour impact.
This is a simple three-part recipe
- You want to marinate the pork first to get some flavour in there.
- Make your satay sauce.
- Grill those kebabs.
Then just plate everything up and enjoy!
Serve your pork kebabs with satay sauce with either some rice on the side, couscous or a baked potato. You can also serve them with pitta breads and just pull the pork off the skewers and pack into pittas with some salad and a dollop of the gorgeous satay sauce.
You can use the satay sauce as a dip with crisps or crackers and as a spread on sandwiches too.
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Pork Kebabs with ginger and lime satay sauce
- 4 wooden or metal BBQ skewers
- 2 pork steaks cut into cubes
- 1 yellow pepper any colours will do
- 1 onion cut into chunks
- 1 lime juice only
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- pinch ground chilli
For satay sauce
- 4 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1/2 tsp ginger grated
- 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
- 1/2 lime juice only
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp tomato puree
- 2 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tsp anchovy chopped anchovy or fish sauce
- 1 tbsp coriander fresh coriander leaves to serve
- Marinate the pork cubes by placing in a plastic bag with the marinade ingredients and leave in fridge for 1-2 hours
- Thread the cubes on to skewers interspersing with peppers and onions
For satay ssauce
- Whizz all the satay sauce ingredients together in food processor then spoon into bowl and set aside in fride to let the flavours develop for at least 1 hour
- Grill the kebabs until meat is golden and cooked through
- Serve with the satay sauce on the side and a green salad.