Friday, February 24, 2012

Pig on a Stick with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce


Pork.  It's the other white meat. 

We like pig around here.  I was able to snag a few pork roasts when they went on sale and popped them in the freezer.

When I saw this recipe I knew we would love it.  We did. 

The little Beane's thought calling it 'Pig on a stick' was funny.  

The dipping sauce was so good.  You should go make this for dinner.

I adapted this recipe to what I had on hand.

Ingredients
2 ponds of pork roast cut into 4 inch long strips
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon jerk seasoning - recipe follows
Dipping Sauce - recipe follows

Directions
Soak 24 wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning.
Place pork in a zip lock bag.

In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and jerk seasoning.  Pour over pork.  Let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After one hour, thread the pork strips on the skewers in an "s" shape.  Discard the marinade. 
Lightly spray a broiler pan with cooking spray.  Place pork skewers on the broiler pan.  Broil 5 inches from heat for 8 minutes, turning once.

Serve warm with the dipping sauce.  Yum.

Jerk Seasoning
1T salt
1 t allspice
1 t brown sugar
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1/2 t paprika
1/2 nutmeg
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.  Store in an air tight container.

Dipping Sauce
1 Tablespoon butter (I used Flieshmann's unsalted margarine - milk free)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1 (18 ounce) jar orange marmalade
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a medium pan,  melt butter over medium-high heat. Add pepper and ginger, and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in marmalade, lime juice, and salt. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.



This was really so good.  The dipping sauce is unbelievable. 

We served this as an appetizer the night I made it.  I served up the left overs with steamed rice and broccoli.

It was good both ways. 



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15 comments:

  1. I bet my children would love to try this! Sounds like it would be very simple to make and the dipping sauce looks delicious. Can't wait to make this!

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  2. Oh, yum! I must be a kid at heart, because I love any type of food on a stick! :-)

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  3. Let's face it. Anything you can eat off a stick is just more fun. Not to mention tastes better! I love the dipping sauce. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon. ~EMM

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  4. I just bought 2 pork loins and the family scowled. I bet this will put a smile back on their faces. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Mmmmmmm..... I have a strong desire to bacon wrap those little piggies.

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  6. Wow, this sounds like a winner. The sauce looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I have sooooo many food allergies..You should share some more of your ideas

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  8. Yummy! I've got to try this one.

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  9. We love those pork on skewers! We will try that soon. Thanks for the recipe. :D

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  11. mmmmm Yummy! I love anything on skewers - so fun to eat that way :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  12. Hi Mamie,
    We love pig here at The Cottage. Your seasoning and dipping sauce looks awesome. We will be trying this recipe very soon! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. this looks and sounds fabulous...thanks for the recipe!

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  14. It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!

    Jenn

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