Chilli garlic pork and courgette skewers

20 minutes


Pork and courgette skewers

  • 500g of pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 handful of sesame seeds
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced


  • 2 tbsp of chilli garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp of runny honey
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder


Cut the pork loin into even bite-sized cubes, about 2cm. Stir together all the ingredients for the marinade. Add the pork and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight
Meanwhile, place 12 wooden skewers in a large roasting tray of cold water to soak – this will stop them burning
30 minutes before you’re ready to cook, take the pork out of the fridge to allow it come to room temperature. Meanwhile, slice the courgettes into 1cm rounds. Toss with the groundnut oil and season with sea salt
Drain the skewers and alternately thread the pork and courgette onto them
Fire up your barbecue. Grill for 6–8 minutes until cooked through, turning often to get the pork and courgette golden and lightly charred on all sides
Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and spring onions. Serve straight away