Hawaiian Teriyaki Pork Skewers


Serves 4
1 lb (500 g) pork shoulder, cut into 2-in (5 cm) chunks
1 tbsp (15 ml) minced ginger
2 tsp (10 ml) ketchup
¼ cup (60 ml) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 ml) sesame oil
2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
1 pinch black pepper
¼ cup (60 ml) pineapple juice
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 2-in (5 cm) chunks
12 metal skewers
1 pinch chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
2 heads butter lettuce


  1. In a large bowl, mix together pork, ginger, ketchup, soy sauce, oils and pepper. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Remove pork from marinade and set aside. Transfer marinade to a small pot, add pineapple juice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Skewer pork and pineapple, alternating pieces of each. Grill over medium heat, brushing with cooked marinade throughout. Grill until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 150 F (66 C).
  5. Transfer skewers to a serving platter and sprinkle with parsley, if using. Serve with lettuce leaves to make wraps.
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