BBQ Cooking: Orange Pork Skewers

BBQ cooking pork

Pork is great for BBQ cooking, and this recipe can be pretty inexpensive. I like to use thick cut pork steaks when I find them on sale. Of course, if Boston butts or fresh hams are on sale, I’ll use them, instead. Any type of lean fresh pork will work, as long as you cut the meat into cubes that are about 1 ½-inches square. I like to use metal skewers for this recipe, but if you don’t have metal skewers, you can use wooden skewers. The wooden skewers, however, need to be soaked in water for about 30 minutes or longer in order to prevent them from burning. If you do a lot of BBQ cooking, you really need some metal skewers! They’re just so much easier to work with and more dependable!

Holle’s Orange Pork Skewers

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds fresh pork, cut into cubes
  • 12-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Directions: Place pork cubes in a large plastic zip-loc food bag.

In a small bowl, combine ½ of the orange juice concentrate, water, soy sauce, oil, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and salt. Pour into bag over pork. Place in refrigerator for two hours or more to marinate.

Remove pork from marinade and thread onto skewers. Grill over medium coals, turning often to brown.

While pork is grilling, make the basting and dipping sauce. Mix together remaining orange juice concentrate, rice vinegar, white sugar, butter, cayenne, onion powder, and salt, to taste. When pork is done, baste with the sauce.

Pour the remaining sauce in a small bowl and microwave for two minutes. Use the cooked sauce for dipping.

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