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Asian Marinated Pork Kabobs with Peanut Dipping Sauce

This is one of those recipes that I’ve been making for years. If you’ve never had satay it is quite an interesting culinary experience. You would never expect peanut butter and meat to go together and yet when you take that first bite, it’s as if they’ve been best friends for years.  Anyway, do give this a try if you’re feeling adventurous, or even if you’re a long- time lover of peanut sauce.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

You will need…
2 lbs pork tenderloin cut into 1.5 “cubes
2 ½ Tbsp finely minced ginger
1 ½ tsp lime
4 cloves finely minced garlic
½ tsp pepper
½ C. low sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
Peanut Sauce
1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
2 ½ tsp minced garlic
2 ½ tsp minced ginger
1/3 C chopped fresh cilantro
½ tsp crushed red pepper
1 ½ C. creamy peanut butter
1/3 C. coconut milk
2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/3 C. low sodium soy sauce
2/3 C. water
In a large bowl mix together the marinade ingredients, including the meat.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  You can also opt to marinate overnight if you desire. 
While the meat is marinating soak 7-8 bamboo skewers in water; this makes it easier to both skewer and remove the meat and keeps the ends of the skewers from burning when they’re on the grill.   Next place olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium low heat and add garlic, ginger and cilantro.  Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.  Be sure not to let the garlic burn or it will become bitter and will not deliver the taste you’re looking for. 
To your food processor, add the remaining ingredients and pulse till well mixed.   Add the reserved cilantro mixture and pulse again until completely incorporated and slightly thickened. 
Skewer the meat when it is done marinating and place on your grill over medium heat (about 350 degrees). 
Grill for a total of 5-6 minutes on each side, turning regularly to prevent burning.
When the meat is done, remove it from the grill, cover it and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. 
Serve immediately alongside your dipping sauce.  This recipe serves 4 people as a main course or 8-10 if you’re  planning it as an appetizer.  

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Tiffany says:

This is a fantastic recipe Holly! My husband is absolutely drooling over the peanut sauce…. he is picky too! We will let you know when we make it, thanks for sharing!

Kimberly says:

Those looks amazing! I love this recipe, thanks for sharing!

Erin says:

This dipping sauce sounds perfect! I am bookmarking this recipe for the grill this summer!

Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) says:

YUM!!! making this soon…. i love anything with peanut sauce!!

Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

Holly these look delish! I want to eat a skewer just to get that peanut sauce!

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