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.

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

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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  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!

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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

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

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