Spicy pork and sweet pineapples are a match made in heaven. Simply skewer. Grill. Serve. Dinner doesn’t get easier than this!
Can you smell that smoky char and hear the sizzle of pork fat? Oh yeah, Grill season is finally here.
This is my new favorite summer grill out go-to. Who doesn’t love spicy tender pork and sweet juicy pineapples? It just screams, grill me baby!
Ok, before I move on take another minute to get lost in that fatty, juicy pork meat. Mmmmm.
So what makes this pork spicy? My favorite jang of course… gochujang! I can’t get enough of this smoky, deep red, spicy chili paste. It just works really well on this pork loin and honestly, it makes everything taste a little special.
These skewers make weekday dinners foolproof. Marinate the pork overnight and dinner will be served the following day in just 12 minutes!!
Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Pork Skewers start with a spicy gochujang pork marinade. Pork loin is diced up and hangs out overnight in a gochujang, soy sauce, pineapple juice mixture. The pineapple juice tenderizes and sweetens the pork while the spicy gochujang seasons it just right. Combine everything in a freezer bag and give it a loving massage. Then part ways so it can do its flavor thing.
Now comes the skewer part. It’s as simple as 1-2-3.
- skewer a pineapple-then pork-then pineapple-then pork. You get the drill.
- grill for 12 minutes, turning once in between. Or until the internal temperature reaches 160F
How easy is that? Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Pork Skewers can be enjoyed immediately off grill with a side of rice or my refreshing kimchi slaw. Or de-skewer and chop it up for a tasty taco filling or scrumptious pizza topping. Any way you choose, it’s lip-smacking good!!
Enjoy this for dinner with your family or bring these Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Pork skewers to your next cook out. Everyone will love them. Guaranteed.
- 1 pound pork loin
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp gochujang
- 1 Tbsp minced yellow onion
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
- ¼ cup scallions, chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 pineapple, cut into large chunks
- Cut pork loin into 1 -1½ inch cubes.
- Chop and mince yellow onion, garlic, and scallions. Set aside.
- In mixing bowl, mix together pineapple juice, soy sauce, gochujang, salt and combine well. Then add onion, garlic, and scallions to bowl and mix together.
- Place pork loin into large freezer bag and pour marinade on top. Massage well and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to cook, oil grill and heat to 350 degrees.
- Skewer pork and pineapples, season with salt, and grill with cover closed on indirect heat for 12 minutes, turning once in the middle of cooking time. Internal temperature should read 160 degrees
- Remove from grill, de-skewer and serve! garnish with chopped scallions