Spicy Korean Pork Skewers

Serves 4. Recipe is from the National Pork Board.

1/2 cup chili garlic sauce (see note)

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 inches fresh ginger root, skins removed and chopped (or substitute 2 teaspoons ground ginger)

4 tbls. filtered sake or dry sherry (optional)

2 tbls. sesame oil (see note)

3 tbls. brown sugar

2 lbs. boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1-inch cubes

1. In large bowl combine chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, ginger, sake, sesame oil and brown sugar and whisk to form a marinade. Add pork to marinade and let sit for 20 minutes.

2. Heat indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

3. Thread marinated pork on skewers, about four to five pieces per skewer. Transfer skewers to grill and cook uncovered, turning to brown evenly every two to three minutes until tender, about 10 minutes total. Serve immediately.

Note: You can find chili garlic sauce and sesame oil in the ethnic or Asian section of most major supermarkets.

Quick Tip: Make sure to leave plenty of room on the grill between each skewer to avoid overcrowding the meat and to ensure even cooking.