Pork butt is marinated in a savory blend of spices, before being grilled on skewers and served with a sprinkle of fresh lime juice.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins
8 skewers


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a glass bowl or dish, mix together the salt, pepper, coriander, cumin seed, and vegetable oil. Add pork cubes, and stir to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes. Add onion, brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger; stir to blend. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, but best overnight.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Thread pork cubes onto skewers.

  • Cook pork on the grill, basting frequently with the remaining marinade. Turn occasionally until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with lime juice to taste. Discard any unused marinade.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 13g; cholesterol 70.7mg; sodium 873.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This is basically the same recipe as my Filipina sister-in-law's only we add lemon and/or lime juice to the marinade. We also marinate this for at least 4 hours and usually for 24 and cook it indoors in the oven broiler. And you MUST serve this with rice! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
AWESOME! I made this with filleted pork loin and grilled it outdoors- it was great! Served it with "Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing" from epicurious.com- it was a FANTASTIC combination- thanks so much!! No changes needed- but add the juice of a whole lime at the end with a sprinkle of cilantro on top. YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is wonderful and my husband loved it. I used pork sirloin which was very tender and tasty. I added some golden syrup to sweeten it and used fresh ginger. I also used low-sodium soy sauce and I'm glad because it was very salty - next time I'll cut out the salt. I also added some fresh lime juice to the marinade. After adding the fresh lime to the cooked product I also added some dried parsely for color. This would be great on beef or chicken also! Yummy! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Sort of an odd combination of flavors but not altogether unpleasant. The meat was very tender. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My entire family enjoyed this dish very much. I did not feel the need to change the recipe and was satisfied with the results. Served with two tone baked potatoes recipe also from this website. A Great combination! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought these were really good not quite as good as the meat on a stick I found in the streets of a lot of asian countries I have traveled to but at least I know what kind of meat this is...lol Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good though very salty. I would leave out the salt next time. Tastes a bit like bacon - yum! My husband didn't like it.: ( Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was just ok. I thought there were too many conflicting flavors going on. It might have been better without the soy sauce. Thanks anyway. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This dish waws fantastic! The only thing I did different was used pork tenderloin instead of pork butt and then followed the recipe exact. Made it for company on the grill & everyone raved about how great it was! Will be making again!!!! Read More