Pork skewers on a grill? Certainly!

Pork skewers are a versatile and delicious dish! Skewered pork has a long history and can be traced back to ancient times when people discovered the convenience of cooking meat on a stick over an open fire. That must have been quite a day!


  • 1.5 pounds (680g) pork loin or pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, ketchup, vegetable oil, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.
  2. Place the pork cubes in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the pork. Make sure the pork is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight for more flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated pork cubes onto the soaked wooden skewers, leaving a little space between each piece.
  5. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and nicely charred on the outside.
  6. Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the pork skewers as an appetizer or as a main course with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside grilled vegetables and rice.

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