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Javanese Pork Sate

Javanese Pork SateMost Americans are very familiar with the Indonesian-inspired peanut sauces, redolent of soy, ginger, garlic and cilantro, that season meat and poultry. This is easy to do at home, and marries very well with pork. Serve with hot cooked rice garnished with chopped cilantro, warm flour tortillas and a cucumber salad dressed with rice vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound boneless pork loin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut pork into 1/2-inch cubes, place in shallow bowl. Blend remaining ingredients together (a blender does this well) and pour over pork in bowl; toss to blend well. Marinate pork for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill.
  3. Thread pork onto skewers; grill for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until evenly browned.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 250 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 13 grams Sodium 600 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 8 grams Fiber 0 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.