Jun 29, 2009

You must try Filipino BBQ

The kids I tutor came over Saturday and we threw a mini-BBQ at the pool for them. Nells had sent me a recipe for Filipino BBQ just in time for me to try this weekend. Oh. my. goodness. It was hella good. And good googa mooga! this guy is my hero! Check out his blog, The Meatwave. It's all about meat, side dishes, and more meat. My mouth is salivating from all pictures & recipes that go on and on. I cannot wait to try more BBQ/grilling recipes from this site! Filipino BBQ Skewers
For the marinade
1 cup Sprite
1 cup brown sugar1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 cup lemon juice
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 lbs of pork tenderloin or skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes

Place all marinade ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine. Simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Place chicken or pork cubes in a large zip lock bag and pour marinade all over. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible, and set in the refrigerator to marinate overnight, turning the bag over at least once during the process.
Soak about 25 wooden skewers in water for at least 30 mins. Drain water and thread meat onto the skewer. Each piece of meat should touch the next, but not pushed tightly together.
Grill directly over a hot fire, turning every 3-5 minutes until each side is nicely browned and the meat is cooked through.
*I also added 2 tablespoons of honey into the marinade. And green peppers and onions in between the meat when skewing (I love grilled veggies!) **Don't forget to marinate for 24 hours.
recipe and photo courtesy of TheMeatwave


  1. you're a food blogger now! those ingredients are interesting, but are they typical filipino flavors?

  2. This looks delicious. I was just thinking how I wish I had a grill...

  3. It looks so great! Viva barbecue!