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Khmer Coconut Pork Skewers   HT  MC  Cambodian  40mins plus marinating


Cambodian Name: Saik Chrouk Ch'ranouitk


Serves 4    Hot  Pork  Main Course Dairy Free  Eggless  Cambodia  Asia



1 stalk Lemon Grass, thinly sliced

1 large Onion, chopped

5 Garlic Cloves, chopped

The grated Zest of 1 Lime

1/2 teasp Ground Turmeric

90ml/3fl.oz. Water

25g/2oz freshly grated Coconut or unsweetened Desiccated Coconut

1 tbsp Sugar

1/2 teasp Salt

400g/14oz Lean Pork, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes




1. Place the lemon grass, shallots, garlic, lime zest, turmeric and water in a food processor and process to a paste.


2. Transfer the lemon grass paste to a mixing bowl together with the coconut, sugar and salt and mix well.


3. Add the pork and mix to coat well. Cover with clingfilm and leave to marinate for at least an hour at room temperature.


4. Preheat the grill to hot. Thread the pork cubes onto skewers and cook for  15-20 minutes, turning frequently and basting with the marinade. Serve immediately.


Also very good on the barbecue.




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