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Moo Ping - Thai Pork Skewers

Introduction & method

Moo Ping (literally Grilled Pork) are little skewers of porky deliciousness, and probably Thailand's most popular street food.

Moo Ping - Thai Pork Skewers Recipe

Prep the pork

The pork should be shoulder or loin (not belly). You'll need about 100 grams (3.5 ounces) per person. Chop the pork into bite-sized chunks. If there's any fat on the meat, leave it on - it'll help with the flavour.

Make the marinade

Finely chop the coriander (cilantro) and pound it to a paste with the white pepper and garlic. Mix the fish sauce, soy sauce and honey, and add the paste. Pour into a freezer bag and add the chunks of meat. Massage the bag to get all the meat coated, and put in the fridge to marinate, ideally overnight, but at least 2 hours.

Assemble the skewers

Thread 4-5 pieces of meat onto a skewer - you should have 2 skewers per person. Brush all over with coconut milk. Place on a barbecue or under a hot grill (broiler) and cook for 5 minutes. Brush with coconut milk again, and cook for another 5 minutes. Depending on how hot your heat source is, the meat should now be cooked. If not, give them a few minutes more.

Serve the Moo Ping

Serve the meat on the skewers with some Thai sticky rice.

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Ingredients & Info

 200 grams pork
 2 tbsp fish sauce
 2 tbsp light soy sauce
 2 tbsp honey
 2 tbsp coriander (cilantro) stems
 1 tsp ground white pepper
 3 cloves garlic
 3-4 tbsp coconut milk

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Makes 3 -4 skewers
Prep time: 5 minutes.
Marinading time: 2 hours.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes.