Grilling opens up a whole world of fast and easy cuisine in summer. Just whip up a simple marinade, chill out, grill, and then eat! These sweet sriracha pork skewers add to the ease with their presentation. Skewers allow you to quickly grill bite-size pieces, and they’re fun to eat out of hand during social gatherings. But if a severe allergy or celiac disease is a concern for your crew, grill the skewers on a fresh sheet of tinfoil to avoid direct contact with the grill.
World champion pitmasters Tuffy Stone and Darren Warth have a couple more grilling tips to help you make perfectly tender sriracha pork skewers:
- Don’t lift the lid of your grill unless you are checking for doneness or turning the food. You don’t want to let the heat escape or interrupt the cooking process.
- Check for proper doneness with a meat thermometer and use tongs to turn the meat instead of a fork. Cutting into the meat can cause flavorful juices to escape.
This recipe with photo for sweet sriracha pork skewers was shared with us by Smithfield Foods.
Special Diet Notes: Sweet Sriracha Pork Skewers
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and optionally paleo-friendly.
- 1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin (like Smithfield), cut into 1-inch cubes
- ½ cup agave nectar (can substitute honey)
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, wheat-free tamari, or soy-free coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pint fresh pineapple chunks
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the agave nectar, sriracha, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic.
- Pour the marinade into a zip-top bag and add the cubed pork tenderloin. Seal and marinate for up to 24 hours in refrigerator.
- Alternately thread the marinated tenderloin and pineapple chunks on skewers, and make sure the pineapple is tight against tenderloin.
- Heat your charcoal or gas grill to medium heat.
- Grill the skewers, turning every 5 minutes, until all sides are grilled and the pork is cooked through. The meat should reach an internal temperature of 145ºF.