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Monthly Recipe: BBQ Pork Kabobs

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Barbecue is legitimately one of my favorite things to eat. I really like almost all kinds, from the vinegar tang of Carolina sauce to the sweet thickness of the Kansas City style. However there is one thing I really don’t love about BBQ sauce – most of them are full of sugar! Now, while there’s no substitute for having the real thing, I DO like to experiment with finding a way to recreate that tangy sweetness using more wholesome ingredients – namely fruit!

I have in the past used blackberries or blueberries to sweeten the sauce, but I think peaches and apples make a better combination. This particular recipe is inspired by one I found on the website If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend you do.

Special Equipment:

Metal or wood skewers


3 lbs pork roast, cut into 1-inch cubes.



1 apple, core removed
1/2 red onion
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cloves of garlic
Pinch of black pepper

BBQ Sauce:

1 pound peaches, pits removed
1/2 red onion (the other half)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 spicy pepper (jalapeño or other)
½ cup coconut aminos
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 cloves of garlic
Pinch of black pepper


Step 1: Make the Marinade. Put all those ingredients in a blender and blend. Yup, it’s really that simple.





Step 2: Marinade the Pork: put your already cut up pork in a container or large freezer bag and pour the marinade over. Be sure all the pieces are coated. Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour and up to 12 hours.




I forgot to take a picture of the sauce, but it kind of looks a lot like the marinade. Use your imagination.

Step 3: Make the Sauce. Take all the ingredients in the sauce and, you guessed it, put them in a blender. Blend. THEN, pour the contents into a sauce pan and simmer for about 10 mins to reduce and concentrate the liquid. Let cool.





Step 4: Put it all Together. When it’s time to cook, grab your skewers and load them up with marinated pork. IF YOU’RE USING WOODEN SKEWERS, PLEASE SOAK THEM IN WATER FIRST or they’ll catch fire during cooking. I prefer my metal skewers, which are nonstick and dishwasher safe.

Grill the skewers until done, about 10 mins on medium high heat. Turn every few minutes to ensure even cooking. Dress with your delicious barbecue sauce and enjoy!

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