There are times when I crave for some dishes and they are a bit complicated to do or prepare, I would do it for the sake of satisfying not just the craving of my stomach but my kids’ also. Luckily though, some of these dishes/ ingredients are available to buy in Walmart or things I already have in the freezer.

I love meat especially pork with some fats attached to it. Why? Because, fats bring out the true flavor of pork. I just think it is boring to just eat the meat alone. For instance, when making a Filipino style pork on skewers, you will see there’s some fats cut up into decent sizes and put them on skewers.

Here’s how I did my Filipino Style Barbecue.

I marinated the meat/fats with a bit of sprite, Filipino soy sauce, ground black pepper, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. Let it sit for two days in the refrigerator. I grilled mine the “old fashion Filipino way” I did not use a fancy egg grill, instead just laid three rocks on the dirt, lit the real charcoal and waited until it was ready.

When the meat is cooked and almost ready to be taken out of the grill, I wanted my bbq to smell and look good by basting it with Filipino ketchup/oil on both sides.

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We all know, roasted pork is most loved by almost all Filipinos in the Philippines. They are available everywhere since it is a big business in my country. Though a bit expensive, yet people are able to afford a whole pig or by kilo.

In America, we crave for this but there are only very few Filipinos that do this. What we do instead is buy a pork roast bone-in at Walmart or pork belly, season it the way we want it with the presence of “lemongrass“. Baking the meat for 250 for 2-3 hours and broil the skin to give it a nice brown crispy taste when it is done. Lechon craving solved! Serve with hot rice of course to make it a perfect meal for everyone to enjoy except picky Americans.

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