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Pork and Pineapple Satay

101 Reviews
95% would make this recipe again

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.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 10 min
410 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

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
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk 85 mL
2 tbsp peanut butter, natural 35 g
4 bamboo or wooden skewers
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

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.

Method

  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

per 1 Serving (270g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

19 g

30 %

Saturated 11.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

59 %

Cholesterol

80 mg

Sodium

710 mg

29 %

Carbohydrate

26 g

9 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

15 g

Protein

35 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

18 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

26 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¾ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
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

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits ½
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 4
Fats 3
Other Foods 0

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101 Reviews (98 with rating only ) 95% would make this recipe again
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eci0508
august 15, 2011

I found this disappointing. The cumin/tumeric combo on the meat meant my kids wouldn't eat more than 1 bite (should have seen that coming!), and I found the peanut/coconut sauce very bland. I wound up adding some soy sauce to the sauce to kick it up a bit. A good idea, but didn't work for my family.

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tngcote
august 07, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Wow! What a great recipe. Has a bit of an Indian flavour because of the spices but I love Indian food. If you don't have the coconut milk you could easily just make the skewers without the dipping sauce as they are very tasty and tender on their own.

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mymcar
august 19, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This recipe is quick and delicious. The pork is tender, and the peanut sauce is an incredible compliment to the meat. We had a side of cauliflower, steamed, and put some of the sauce over the top...fantastic!

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Pork | Nuts | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Thaï

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tngcote
august 07, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Wow! What a great recipe. Has a bit of an Indian flavour because of the spices but I love Indian food. If you don't have the coconut milk you could easily just make the skewers without the dipping sauce as they are very tasty and tender on their own.

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mymcar
august 19, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This recipe is quick and delicious. The pork is tender, and the peanut sauce is an incredible compliment to the meat. We had a side of cauliflower, steamed, and put some of the sauce over the top...fantastic!

Useful 2
eci0508
august 15, 2011

I found this disappointing. The cumin/tumeric combo on the meat meant my kids wouldn't eat more than 1 bite (should have seen that coming!), and I found the peanut/coconut sauce very bland. I wound up adding some soy sauce to the sauce to kick it up a bit. A good idea, but didn't work for my family.

Useful 0