Pork and Pineapple Satay

Pork and Pineapple Satay

Pork and pineapple skewers with a coconut-peanut sauce.

A recipe from my Thai sister-in-law, further simplified and adapted to use only widely available ingredients.

2 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 10 min

410 calories per serving 


1 pork tenderloin, cut into 2 cm cubes   300 g
1 clove garlic    
1/2 onions   100 g
2 tbsp soy sauce, low-sodium, plus some more for the sauce   30 mL
1/2 tsp ground cumin   1 g
1/2 tsp turmeric   2 g
1 tsp brown sugar   4 g
3 slices canned pineapple   110 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk   85 mL
2 tbsp peanut butter, natural   35 g
4 bamboo or wooden skewers    

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.

Soak the wooden skewers for about 15 min before use to prevent them from burning while on the grill.


  1. Using a sharp knife, trim any fat from the pork fillet, then cut it into 2 cm cubes and put the cubes in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Crush half of the garlic and chop the onion, then place them in a blender or food processor. Add the soy sauce, spices, half of the brown sugar, and a small piece of pineapple (about ¼ slice). Process until the mixture is almost smooth. Add the mixture to the pork, tossing well to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the pineapple slices into small "skewable" segments, then arrange the pineapple and pork alternately on the skewers.
  3. Cook the skewers on a medium-hot grill or under the broiler for about 10 min, turning them occasionally, until golden-brown and thoroughly cooked.
  4. While the satays are cooking, prepare the peanut sauce : pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan and stir in the peanut butter. Add the remaining garlic, remaining brown sugar and a few teaspoons of soy sauce. Heat gently, stirring, until the sauce is smooth and hot. Keep it warm.
  5. Serve the skewers with the peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (270g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




19 g

30 %

Saturated 12 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

59 %


75 mg


710 mg

29 %


26 g

9 %


3 g

11 %


15 g


35 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

20 %


4 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Source of :
Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Copper, Folacin, Pantothenic Acid
Excellent source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Nuts | Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Thaï

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