Barbecued Pork Skewers

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    (Makes About 15 Skewers)
    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    Barbecued pork skewers always bring back memories of New Year’s Eve celebrations with my Besa cousins, children of Gaudencio (Tatay Ocho) and Pacencia (Tita Pat) Besa. No feast was complete unless it had Tita Pat’s caramelized pork barbecue and her chicken macaroni salad to go with it.


    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
    • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
    • cup soy sauce


    1. Combine the garlic and shallot in a food processor and process until a paste forms. Place in a large bowl, add the soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar and stir to combine. Add the pork, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat the broiler or fire up the grill. Take the pork from the marinade and place it in a clean bowl. Reserve the