Recipe: Pinoy Pork BBQ with Green Mango Slaw

Need a new recipe for the barbecue? Try your hand at Pinoy pork, a Filipino street food staple. The grilled pork skewers, which are marinated in banana ketchup and spices pack a ton of flavour and go perfectly with this sweet, sour and slightly spicy slaw made with unripe mangos to provide a crunchy and cooling contrast to the vibrant, distinctive flavour of the pork.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Makes: 9 appetizer servings

Ingredients:

For the Green Mango Slaw:

  • 2 large green (unripe) mangos, peeled, seeded and cut into thin strips (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons Banana ketchup (recipe follows)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons
  • lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormickGourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ California Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Cayenne Pepper

For the Pinoy Pork BBQ:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup Banana Ketchup (recipe follows)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ California Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Coarse Ground Black Pepper

Directions:

1. For the Slaw, mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. For the Pork BBQ, cut pork in half crosswise. Cut each piece lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick strips. (Strips will be 1 to 2 inches wide.) Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Massage pork and marinade for 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Refrigerate 1 hour. Remove pork from marinade. Thread pork onto skewers. Discard any remaining marinade.

5. Grill skewers over medium-high heat 3 minutes per side or until pork is cooked through. Serve skewers with Green Mango Slaw.

Makes 9 appetizer servings.

Tips:

  • Banana ketchup or banana sauce is a popular Filipino condiment made from mashed bananas, sugar, vinegar and spices.
  • This condiment is used on a wide variety of foods, such as barbecue pork and chicken skewers, fish, spaghetti, hot dogs, fries and burgers.
  • Green (unripe) mangos provide a sour, crisp tartness to foods, such as chutneys, pickles and salads.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak thoroughly in water for at least 30 minutes before threading with pork. This prevents them from burning when on the grill.

Substitution:

  • Use 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs in place of the pork tenderloin.