Just here for the peanut butter pork skewers? Don’t blame you, and the good news is that we’re going to go straight to the recipe! I, unsurprisingly, love a bit of pork: whether it’s bacon, ham or a good love-length, I’m all about it. Remember folks, buy the best meat you can afford in a dish like this, because it’ll make all the difference to your dinner!
Oh, before we do get to the recipe actually, I learned three animal facts today which I need to share:
- queen bees carry the sperm of their suitors around inside them for months before fertilisation takes place: pfft, amateur. It only takes me about an hour before I’ve turned it into more moustache;
- the baby of a horse is a foal – up until today, I would have told you entirely seriously that a baby horse is a pony. Apparently not, and every single person I’ve asked about this have looked at me as though I’m touched in the head and said ‘foal’ really, really slowly. Harumph; and
- if a cow comes running towards you, the best line of attack that you have is to punch it square in the face as hard as you can – now I know this because I’m terrified of the cows on the town moor and they’re back for a fifth year. I can tolerate them if they stay at the other end of the town moor crapping all over the cycle path but recently they’ve become bold and started staying on the path. You better believe that if they come charging towards me with swishy tails and shitty arses, they’re going to get a left hook
Actually no, let’s be honest, there’s going to be about twenty seconds of screaming and flailing and power-mincing on my behalf, then they’ll bugger off to literal pastures new. I’m thinking I might use the punch defence when Paul gives me his come to bed eyes when I’m not in the mood, although, with his home and away eyes, it’s hard to tell whether he’s coming onto me or having a seizure.
Let’s do the recipe for the peanut butter pork skewers, what what.
sticky peanut butter pork skewers
Yield 10 skewers
We all love satay recipes - people LOVE our chicken and beef satay recipes so we thought we'd do a pork one too - and this recipe for sticky peanut butter pork skewers is PERFECT for the barbecue!
Looking for a side to go with this? Make a big batch of our lemon, garlic and oregano potatoes!
We know the syn value might shock you a bit but trust us - this one is definitely worth it! And, it's only 4 syns a skewer (less if you reduce it a bit) - have one of these with loads of other BBQ stuff and you'll still have plenty of syns left. They're there to be used!
- 750g pork fillet, cut into chunks
- 4 garlic cloves
- ½ red onion
- 1 red chilli
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- zest of 1 lime
- 60ml lime juice
- 200g crunchy reduced fat peanut butter (40 syns)
- thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely grated
- cut the pork into skewer-size chunks
- next, chuck everything else into a food processor and blend until nearly smooth (a few small chunks is fine) - be prepared to add a little water to thin it out if it's too thick
- slop the mixture into a bowl and add the pork chunks, and give a really good mix
- cover with clingfilm and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes
- skewer the pork chunks - we reckon you should get about 10, especially if you chuck some peppers on the skewers too
- cook over the barbecue for a few minutes each side, or under a hot grill
- look - we know that 40 syns is a lot BUT remember that this makes LOADS - and it's totally worth it! It's a PROPER satay that's sticky AND crunchy!
- you can reduce the syns if you like by adding some veg and making it go further, or use less peanut butter (it won't be as nice though)
- we cooked these on the barbecue but you can do them under a hot grill too
- if you're using wooden skewers remember to soak them first to stop them burning. We always prefer metal skewers as they help to cook the meat better - we used these ones from Amazon
- make easy work of the garlic with one of these Microplane graters!
Seriously, it’s worth spending the syns on. It’s gorgeous. If you want more satay or BBQ recipes, then of course we can help!
- chicken satay (4.5 syns)
- beef satay with peanut dipping sauce (4.5 syns)
- bbq chicken wrap (syn free)
- the fat bastard burger (syn free)
- reuben burger (syn free)
- larb burger (syn free)
- chicken saltimbocca skewers (syn free)
- black bean and quinoa burger (syn free)
- falafel burger with tzatziki (syn free)
- pork and apple burgers with blue cheese (syn free)
- veggie ploughman’s burger (syn free)
- chicken gyros (syn free)
- chicken cakes (0.5 syns)
- perfect hot dogs (0.5 syns)
- chicken cordon bleu burgers (0.5 syns)
- chimichurri turkey skewers (1.5 syns)
- zesty salmon burger (4 syns)
- the perfect slimming world big mac (3.5 syns)
- pork and chorizo kebabs (2.5 syns)
- the beastburger (5 syns)
- chubby gobstuffers (2.5 syns)
Seriously, if there’s not something in there to satisfy you, you’re beyond saving!