Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kulinarya Cooking club June 2010--Pinoy Barbecue

The theme for this month is Pinoy Barbecue. The kind that is served whenever there's some sort of celebration along with last month's theme the ubiquitous pancit. Usually pinoy barbecue is sweet and tangy and salty all at the same time. Our barbecue at home isn't the sweet kind because we don't like our meat to taste like dessert :)
My basic recipe for this barbecue, is to marinate 500 grams of meat (this can be pork or chicken) in about 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, minced chili, crushed peppercorn and the juice of 6 calamansi overnight. I also soak the barbecue sticks in water overnight so they wont burn. In the morning just before grilling, I thread the meat onto the bamboo sticks. I want my barbecue to be a little softer than the usual so I don't wait for it to char. Usually I grill them for 5-8 minutes on each side, basting it with a little oil and the marinade.
And finally, I serve it with Pinakurat (spiced Coconut vinegar) I swear this vinegar makes everything delicious!

Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine.Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

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TaGa_Luto said...

I'll be posting mine tonight when i get home from work. It's amazing that there is a plethora of bbq's yet it's still Pinoy! I like both the sweet and the unsweetened bbq's. I had to laugh at your vinegar..ya' know pinakurat in Cebuano means "naka-kagulat, nagugulat" or surprised as in=;)! So is that a vinegar brand or a concoction of vinegar and something else?

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog. Love your interesting recipes.

chef_d said...

Hahaa Pia, it's a vinegar concoction and it really tastes good, they market it under different brands much like cane vinegar

@Moogie--thanks for your kind words :)

Cherrie Pie said...

I like your simple marinade recipe. quick and simple.

Joy said...

I like how you used calamansi and peppercorn. I have never tried coconut vinigar. I have to keep an eye out for that the next time I'm at the store.

Anonymous said...

I do love the addition of the chili - would definitely give your BBQ a kick! Great job!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I've yet to try Pinakurat...

Caroline said...

My family uses a similar marinade for grilling pork chops - sometimes, you don't want a sweet BBQ :) Love the big chunks of meat you got here.

A cupcake or two said...

I havent heard of Pinakurat before?? I have to look for it. I like your BBQ. Cheers to another great KCC Month.

cusinera said...

Why everything that are cooked on bamboo sticks taste so good:) I've been reading about rave reviews about the pinakurat dipping sauce. Is the pinakurat in the "lapad" bottle good? If so, I will give it a try....

chef_d said...

The pinakurat in the "lapad" bottle is what I'm using. It's the Datu Puti brand and they are marketing it as Pinoy Kurat--seriously yummy stuff!

Olive said...

I love pork bbq.. sweet or tangy or something in between as long as it's on a stick, I'll have it :) your bbq looks yummy, I like the addition of fish sauce and chilli to the marinade.