Coconut Pork Skewers

December 30, 2014 • Posted in: pork, coconut, Thai

Thai-style grilled pork on skewers. From Kylie Kwong's "It Tastes Better".


  • 500 g pork fillet, cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized white onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 25 g freshly grated coconut, or unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt flakes


  1. Pound lemongrass, onion, garlic, and lime zest to a paste using a portar and pestle. Stir in turmeric and olive oil.
  2. Transfer paste to a glass or ceramic bowl large enough to hold the pork, then add coconut, sugar, and salt, mixing well.
  3. Add pork fillet to marinade and coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinate for 1 hour (overnight if possible). Meanwhile, soak 12 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat grill to hot. Thread pork cubes onto bamboo skewers and grill for 4 minutes on each side, turning frequently and basting with the marinade as they cook.
  5. Serve with Salty and Spicy Dipping Sauce.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 10–12

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