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Relaxed Recipes

Barbecue Pork Belly Skewers

spring 17

This simple Filipino-inspired recipe is perfect for beach parties and barbecues. It has a few unusual ingredients, including lemonade, but the results are delicious.



1kg pork belly

250ml soy sauce

1 head garlic, peeled and minced

1 onion, finely chopped

60ml calamansi juice or mandarin juice

1 tsp ground black pepper

¼ cup brown or white sugar

125ml tomato or banana ketchup

125ml lemonade or beer

20 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes



Cut the pork into long thin slices. In a large bowl, combine the pork, soy sauce, garlic, onion, juice, pepper, sugar, ketchup and the lemonade or beer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Thread the pork strips onto the soaked bamboo skewers, reserving the marinade. Cook the skewers over live charcoals, turning and basting with the reserved marinade every few minutes for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe courtesy of Peter Kuruvita from Noosa Beach House, 14/16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. 5449 4754 or