"a recipe from the well known cambodian restaurant Elephant Walk. It is great on the bbq. Time does not include the 1 hour marinade time."
( If using wooden skewers, soak them for 30 minutes in water to cover before threading meat.)
( see below)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut or 1/2 cup
packaged unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1 lb pork tenderloin, pork loin (cut into pieces 1 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide and 1/2 thick) or 1 lb
( cut into pieces 1 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide and 1/2 thick)
lemongrass, thinly sliced*
shallots, coarsely chopped
garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
kaffir lime leaves, deveined*
Blend all the Lemon paste ingredients in a blender until smooth, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
Combine the lemongrass paste in a bowl with the shredded coconut, sugar and salt, mixing well. Add the pieces of pork and stir to coat thoroughly with the paste. Let marinate for at least an hour at room temperature or as long as overnight in the refrigerator.
Prepare a charcoal grill according to manufacturer's instructions or preheat the broiler, positioning a rack about 4 inches from the heat. Dividing the pieces of meat evenly, thread the meat onto wooden or metal skewers. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the pork is nicely browned on the outside and just cooked through - but not dry - on the inside. Serve immediately.
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Pork Brochettes With Shredded Coconut (cont.)