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Skewered Marinated Pork

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 20 min
marinate 30 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Vatcharin Bhumichitr

From:  Gourmet Thai in Minutes
Used with permission of Kyle Books

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Skewered Marinated Pork

This dish can be prepared with chicken if preferred. It makes about a dozen skewers.

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6  cilantro roots, finely chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 cup thick coconut cream
1/2 cup oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 pound lean pork, thinly sliced into 3 x 1 1/2-inch pieces
 lettuce, parsley, or cilantro leaves for garnishing
For the sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
Combine all the skewer ingredients, except the pork and the garnish, in a bowl until they are thoroughly blended. Add the pork and mix in, making sure that each piece is well coated. Let stand for at least 30 minutes, longer if possible.

While the meat is marinating, place all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Check the taste; if too hot, add more fish sauce, lemon juice, and sugar.

Preheat the boiler. Take twelve 8-inch wooden skewers and thread two pieces of meat on each, making sure that as much of the surface of the meat as possible will be exposed to the broiler. (Assemble more skewers if you have meat left over.)

Broil under a high heat for 2-3 minutes each side or until the meat is completely cooked through. Serve on a dish garnished with lettuce, parsley, or cilantro, with the sauce on the side.

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