Monday, July 19, 2021

Pork Satays #SummerGamesWeek

Strips of tender pork tossed in a spicy sauce and threaded onto skewers before being grilled to perfections.  These Satays are a classic Thai street food.

Pork Satay

Welcome to #SummerGamesWeek 2021 hosted by Amy from House of Nash Eats!  We are celebrating the start of the Tokyo Games with over 50 recipes representing more than 25 countries competing in the upcoming Summer Games! Come join me and my fellow Summer Games Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

Let's see what the others cooked up and which Countries they are acknowledging:

Monday #SummerGamesWeek Recipes

  • Yakitori representing Japan by House of Nash Eats
  • Mixed Berry Scones representing the United Kingdom by Simply Inspired Meals
  • Instant Pot Chicken Adobo representing the Philippines by Lemon Blossoms
  • Crepes representing France by Devour Dinner
  • Chicken Gyoza representing Japan by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Chimichurri Sauce representing Argentina by Take Two Tapas
  • Pork Satay representing Thailand by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Island Banana Bread representing the Bahamas by Our Good Life
  • Hibachi Chicken representing Japan by Palatable Pastime
  • Mititei representing Romania by That Recipe
  • Dorayaki representing Japan by Magical Ingredients
  • Thai Chicken Pizza representing Thailand by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Peach Cobbler representing the USA by The Redhead Baker
  • Kefta Salad representing the Middle East by Art of Natural Living
  • Girl eating Satay

    And I, of course, am representing Thailand with these quick and easy Pork Satay commonly served as street food and eaten right of the stick.  My Angel Face thought they were perfect.

The sauce used for these Satays are a mash up of different cultures, just like the Summer Olympic Games for which we are eagerly awaiting. This is my first recipe for the week and I was happy to share a recipe that combines many culture....Hoisin from China, Chili Garlic Sauce from Thailand and Rice Vinegar from Japan.  Countries united to represent at the Summer Games and to create the flavors that make up this wonderful recipe.

Satay with wine

I paired this Asian dinner with a Gewurtztraminer wine from Alsace, France which borders Germany.  Both of these countries will also be participating in the Summer Games.  I am happy to start the week off with so many different countries that meld together to make the perfect, harmonious combination.

Pork Satay pin

Now we just need to pray that the pandemic remains controlled throughout the competition and accept that these games will be different from those that we have enjoyed in the past while being thankful that we can once again gather together for the games.

Pork Satays

Pork Satays

Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
Strips of tender pork tossed in a spicy sauce and threaded onto skewers before being grilled to perfections. These Satays are a classic Thai street food.


  • 8 pz. hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 c. chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 T . sesame oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (1-2 lb.) pork tenderloin


  1. Plaace the hoisin, chili garlic sauce, honey, vinegar, sesame oil and salt into a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Trim any fat and silverskin from the pork tenderloin and cut into 3 long strips, dividing equally.  Cut these 3 strips in half crosswise making 6 strips.  Cut each of the 6 strips in half lengthwise creating 12 strips.  
  3. Place these 12 strips into the hoisin sauce tossing to coat.  Thread each strip onto a skewer and place onto a grill that has been preheated to medium high, leave the handles off the heat, for about 4 minutes, flip and cook the other side for 3-4 minutes, until grill marks are present and the pork is cooked through. 


Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #147

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  1. I love satay and these are so tasty. They are always the first thing to disappear from our table!

  2. Perfect finger food with amazing Thai flavors. Great addition to my appetizer table.

  3. I love cooking with pork, and pork tenderloin - even better! I loved the combination of the hoisin and the chili garlic sauce together! These are going to become a regular dinner in my house!

  4. Such a great appetizer or dinner! Love the flavors here.

  5. This sounds like an easy recipe but flavor packed. Excellent choice of the ingredients from different countries to make this Thai street food. Amazing!

  6. I love that this recipe represents flavors combining from different cultures just like the games! Such a great thought! These look fantastic and I'm adding them to our watch party menu!

    1. I think you will enjoy them Amy. I cut down on the spice in the original recipe and they were still plenty spicy enough for us.

  7. These look so good--and obviously kid-pleasing!


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