Versatility, thy name is pork. That's just one of the reasons why pork is so darn lovable. Heck! If we could we'd kick out our own family members and give pork our spare room. (...that is if we could stand the smell as well.)
Today when we fired up our Traeger we just felt like sinking our teeth into something sweet and sticky (in both terms of the word) with a tangy asian kick. We used pork sirloin for this recipe, also labeled "city chicken" (a name coined during the Great Depression when pork was less expensive than chicken). You might even be able to find the pork sirloin already cubed and ready to go in your local grocery store's meat department. But you could certainly wing it with other cuts or beef or chicken.
STICKY TERIYAKI PORK & PINEAPPLE SKEWERS
PREP TIME: 1 to 3 hours to marinate
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Hickory or Oak
SERVES: 2 to 4
1 pound pork sirloin cubes, each about 1-inch by 1-inch and 1/2- inch thick (18 pieces)
2 to 3 slices fresh pineapple, cored and cut into bite-size chunks
1 cup Traeger Carne Asada Marinade, or your favorite teriyaki marinade
6 large scallions (green onions), trimmed, pale and light green parts cut into 1-inch lengths
6 6- to 8-inch wooden skewers
Thread a pork cube through the thin side on a skewer, followed by a chunk of pineapple and a piece of green onion; repeat the sequence, using 3 or 4 pieces of pork per skewer.
Repeat with the other skewers.
Transfer the skewers to a glass pan or pie plate and pour the marinade over them, turning to coat on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours.
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (High) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Drain the skewers, discarding the marinade.
Arrange the skewers on the grill grate and grill, turning once, for 10 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
Transfer the skewers to a platter or plates and serve immediately with some steamed rice.
Teriyaki Pork n Pineapple Skewers Recipe.docx (11.70 kb)