Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sweet Sriracha-Glazed Pork Skewers

I know it's officially fall, today actually, but those temps are still warm and it's optimum grilling weather.  Along with the weather still being perfect for firing up the grill, we're right in the heart of tailgate season.  Which is another reason I am so very excited to share this truly amazing recipe for sweet sriracha glazed pork skewers.

I was literally stopped in my tracks when I came across this recipe on Pink-Parsley.  The name alone made me pause, then I saw the pictures of those colorful, grilled skewers of juicy, glazed pork.

These are the recipes I live for.  The combination of sweet and spicy, a sticky glaze and firing up the grill.  All things I love.

These skewers come together so quickly.  A quick chop, a toss in that sweet and spicy glaze, allow them to soak a few minutes (about the time it takes to prep the grill), pop on a few skewers and you're good.  They are given another brushing of the glaze during the grilling process to add even more flavor and a little sticky glaze to the finished product.
That's it.  Serve with some grilled corn and a salad and you've got a perfect meal in about 30 minutes.  These would also be ideal at your tailgate festivities; a quick cook on the grill and it's perfect to eat with one hand since they remain skewered!

Sweet Sriracha-Glazed Pork Skewers
Ingredients:

2 Pork tenderloins, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 Tsp Kosher salt
3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
1 Tsp cornstarch
Cooking spray

Directions:

Place pork and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat.  Set aside and allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine sriracha sauce, brown sugar and cornstartch and whisk to combine.

Preheat and prepare the grill.

Set aside two tablespoons of the sriracha mixture.  Pour the remaining mixture over the pork and toss to coat.  Place the chunks of pork on 4-5 12-inch metal skewers.  Spray both sides of the meat with cooking spray.

Place the skewers on the prepared grill and cook until the meat has a nice char, about 3-4 minutes.  Flip the skewers and brush with half of the reserved glaze.  Grill an additional 2 minutes, flip the skewers back to the original side, brush with remaining glaze and grill an additional minute.

Remove the skewers from the grill and transfer to a serving platter.  Place a tent of aluminum foil over the meat and allow to rest about 5 minutes before serving.

Yields 4 servings

Recipe source: Pink-Parsley, adapted from Cook's Illustrated, May/June 2015

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