Spicy Korean Pork Skewers

  • TOTAL PREP TIME20 minutes
  • DIFFICULTY Easy

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Spicy Korean Pork Skewers

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chili garlic sauce *
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root skins removed and chopped (or substitute 2 teaspoons of ground ginger)
  • 4 tablespoons filtered sake or dry sherry (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil *
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Nutrition

  • Calories: 330 calories
  • Protein: 47 grams
  • Fat: 14 grams
  • Sodium: 300 milligrams
  • Cholesterol: 170 milligrams
  • Saturated Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 1 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

Cooking Directions

In a large bowl combine the chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, ginger, sake, sesame oil and brown sugar and whisk to form a marinade. Add the cubed pork to the marinade and let sit for 20 minutes.

Heat an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

Thread the marinated cubes of pork on skewers, about 4 to 5 pieces per skewer. Transfer the skewers to the grill and cook, uncovered, turning to brown evenly every 2 to 3 minutes until tender, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

*You can find chili garlic sauce and sesame oil in the ethnic or Asian section of most major supermarkets.

Serves 4

Quick Tip: Make sure to leave plenty of room in between each skewer to avoid overcrowding the meat and assure even cooking.