Grilled pork skewers with raw vegetables & chilli dipping sauce

25 MIN
Masterclass

INGREDIENTS:

Serving amount:
  • Pork scotch
  • 1 jasmine rice sachet
  • 1 fish sauce sachet
  • 1 rice wine vinegar sachet
  • 4 skewers
  • 1 snow peas bag
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 Thai red chilli
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 coriander bunch

Pantry staples: Cooking oil, brown sugar

Allergens: Fish, garlic, onion

Specialised equipment: Char grill plate or BBQ

Chef's note: This is a dish found on the streets in Thailand and often paired with fresh raw vegetables and a dipping sauce.

Method:

1. Prepare the ingredients

Preheat a char grill plate or barbecue over medium heat. Wash the vegetables. Finely chop the coriander roots. Finely chop the coriander leaves. Crush or finely chop the garlic. Finely chop the shallot and chilli. Remove ends from the snow peas. Halve and slice the carrot and cucumber on the diagonal. Cut the pork into 2cm slices. 

2. Marinate the pork 

Combine the fish sauce, 1 heaped tablespoon of brown sugar, coriander roots, shallot and garlic in a bowl. Reserve half to make the dipping sauce. Add the pork slices to the remaining sauce to marinate.

3. Make the dipping sauce

Combine the reserved sauce with the coriander leaves and chilli to taste. Add as much of the rice wine vinegar as you like to balance the flavour. 

4. Skewer the pork

Evenly thread the pork onto the skewers. Reserve the marinade. 

5. Cook the rice

Place the rice in a bowl and wash with cold water 3 times. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Put the washed rice in the boiling water. Boil for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Stir halfway through to stop the rice from sticking. When cooked strain through a sieve.

6. Cook the pork

Drizzle some oil on each skewer. Place the skewers onto the preheated grill and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, turning often, for 10 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Cover the pork with a heatproof bowl or saucepan if needed.

7. Brush the skewers with the marinade

Brush the pork with the reserved marinade while cooking.

8. To serve

Serve the pork skewers with the rice, raw vegetables and dipping sauce.