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Fiery Hot Pork Skewers

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 10 min | Total: 20 min | Servings:6


Fiery Hot Pork Skewers
Fiery Hot Pork Skewers
Fiery Hot Pork Skewers
I've never really been a big fan of spicy food. These pork sticks were definitely delicious, but ... they were also painful!

I remember when I was a kid, my father would always order his food ... spicy. At Chinese restaurants, he'd always order the spiciest version of a dish, then strongly encourage the server to make sure that it's hot. Like ... FIERY hot! Then, we'd all sit around and watch my father eat, sweat and huff and puff, while trying to eat whatever dish was burning out his insides. It never looked pleasant. It never looked fun. It looked like ... suffering. Yet, next time we'd go to Thai ... he'd order his curry ... FIVE STARS!!!

This is one thing I'll never get, but ... it doesn't mean I can't cook it or provide it for those that do!

These pork skewers would be fun at a tailgate party!

Note: You can substitute pork butt or shoulder for the tenderloin. Just use about 1 1/2 lbs. Loin would also work, but might be a bit dry.

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 each (537g)  pork tenderloin roast, cut into strips585171080000
4 each (12g)  garlic cloves, minced16004004
2 tbsp (32g)  chile paste (like Sambal Oelek)792114608
2 tsp (4g)  cumin seed, ground15.8801.76.4401.32
1 tsp (2g)  coriander seed, ground5.
1 tbsp (6g)  crushed red chili flakes19.081.02.723.421.6201.8
1 tsp (2g)  smoked paprika6.74.3.351.31.8600.45
2 tbsp (30.5g)  lime juice, freshly squeezed7.630.132.63.1302.5
18 each (0g)  bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes0000000
salt and pepper, to taste0000000
2 tbsp (28g)  coconut oil, for grilling (Buy Now) 2402400000
Totals (of 6 Servings):974.4145.56g110.44g28.22g9.89g0g18.33g
Per Serving:162.47.59g18.41g4.7g1.65g0g3.06g *


  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl, except the oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Thread the pork on the bamboo skewers, weaving the skewer in and out, down the center of each strip of pork.
  3. Pre-heat a grill.
  4. Season the pork with salt and black pepper.
  5. Once the grill is hot, brush it with oil and quickly place your pork on the grill.
  6. Grill each skewer, until it's nicely seared and cooked through.
  7. Serve!

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Hi Unknown, the first line says to mix it all together. Are you asking if you should let it sit for a while? You can, if you'd like, although I don't know that it's necessary. I hope this helps! :)

 DJ  4/22/2014


I'm assuming you marinate the pork in the mix before you string it on the skewers....

 unknown  4/21/2014


Let me know how it turns out, Rosemary!

 DJ  3/29/2014


Yum!!! Something else on a stick! Can't wait to make this.

 Rosemary  3/28/2014


Ok. Fixed! It's a bit tough to explain how I add the ingredients and nutrition. I built a system that does a lot of the calculations. It's often more efficient to start with a different ingredient and build a new ingredient out of it. Then, that new ingredient is used in many recipes. In this instance, my guess is I made a "skewer" out of another ingredient, but neglected to remove the nutrition information from the original ingredient. This added some unnecessary carbs to every skewered recipe. Not many, but ... a few. Good eye. Thanks!

 DJ  11/12/2012


How embarrassing! They don't. I'll fix it.

 DJ  11/12/2012


I am surprised that the skewers add carbs to this. Can those carbs be deducted assuming you don't eat the skewer?

 Eric  11/12/2012