SATE PORK KEBABS
*all the notes in this recipe are my mom's. I will go ahead and tell you that the kebabs tasted amazing, so you should do as mother says.
lean pork steak (cut into 1" cubes) Marinade: 1 cup sliced fresh onion 6-8 cloves garlic 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup water 1/4 bottle soy sauce (I used about 1/4 cup because of the salt in it) 1 tsp. red pepper 2 tsp. fresh ginger salt and pepper some drops of lime Leave the pork in the marinade for 4-12 hours (I didn't do this). It must be completely covered. Put the pieces of meat on skewers; 4-5 on one skewer - 4-5 skewers/person. Grill them above a charcoal fire for about 5 minutes. Serve with peanut sauce.
1 cup finely chopped onions 5-8 cloves of garlic 1 tsp. hot pepper 1 tsp. ginger 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 cup peanut butter or crushed groundnuts sprinkled with some drops of lime or lemon 3 Tbsp. soy sauce a mixture of 1/2 coconut milk and 1/2 regular milk (I used about 1/2 cup of reg. milk - use the amount of milk that makes it the consistency that you want)
Fry the onion in 5-7 Tbsp. oil (never olive oil, although I used olive oil) until light brown. Add garlic, hot pepper and ginger, stir well. Add the peanut butter or crushed groundnuts. Add milk - you can add more as it simmers but sauce should be thick. Add salt, sugar, soy sauce and drops of lime or lemon to taste. Bring to boil again and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Another motherrecipe! I prefaced this one with the admonition to follow her notes, and I'll end with the same advice: do as mother says. She raised four children in the wilds of the jungle. She knows what she's doing.
This is really good with rice. The sauce is thick, but it makes the rice round up rather nicely onto a fork.
It's also really good with homemade biscuits (topped with homemade strawberry jam), sauted snap peas and squash from the garden, a large porch, a family reunion, and three dessert options (blueberry pie, chocolate pound cake, and ice cream. Notice the "and" there instead of the "or" ... you get my drift, right?).