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Filipino marinated pork barbecue recipe

The Marinated Filipino Chicken Barbecue Recipe (Pork BBQ) is one of the best Barbecue Recipe in the world, and also famous for its Marinating ingredient. Check below for the best Pork Barbecue Recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, Pork
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 380kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 2 pounds pork shoulder or pork belly slice in 1-inch cuts, ready to skewer
  • 1 tsp garlic finely minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup calamansi juice (the Filipino lime) frozen calamansi concentrate, or use fresh (from Asian markets) or use fresh lemons
  • ½ cup banana catsup from Asian markets (or use tomato catsup)
  • 8 ounces ginger ale or 1 can (or use 7-Up or Sprite)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder
  • 14 bamboo skewers pre-soak for 20 minutes before placing skewered meat


  • Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl: minced garlic, soy sauce, calamansi juice (or use lemon), banana catsup (or use tomato catsup), half of the ginger ale, salt, black pepper. Leave a ½ cup of the marinade plus the sugar, aside for the grilling glaze. Pour the rest of the marinade over the pork.
  • Keep in a non-reactive container.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the pork overnight.
  • The next day, pre-soak the bamboo skewers in water for about 20 minutes.
  • Then skewer the pork pieces into each bamboo stick, allowing approximately 6 to 7 pieces on each one.
  • Preheat the outdoor barbecue grill to a medium-high heat.
  • Get ready with the grilling glaze set aside from the day before, add the sugar and remaining ginger ale.
  • Grill the barbecued pork, about 12 minutes on each side while rotating the skewers.
  • Total grilling time should take about 30 minutes.
  • Baste the pork barbecue every few minutes so that it gets moist and shiny.
  • When cooked, serve hot on long platters and garnish with tomatoes, cucumbers, and green pickled mangoes or some “atsara”, green papaya pickle relish.


Calories: 380kcal