Sampalok Mix Pork Barbecue Recipe is Today’s Delight. Pork marinated in our favorite sampalok mix and grilled to perfection. Sampalok is the Filipino term for tamarind. To my surprise, the sour, zesty and tangy flavor of sampalok mix gives barbecue a different twist. It is delicious. I googled it and no one seems to be making this yet.
My brother has suggested many times to try this Sampalok Mix Pork Barbecue recipe but never got to it. One day, he visited me and made it. We love to barbecue and when we do, we usually make 2 to 3 kinds of marinate to grill. Our preferred cut of pork or meat to barbecue is with fat. Barbecue is juicy, succulent and flavorful. I like the edges of fat to be a bit charred not burned. And this is also the reason why my preference in steak is the ribeye. Marbling adds so much flavor and the meat is more tender. These are the streaks of fat in the meat. This is your friend especially if you like your meat well-done. Well-done with a lean meat is nowhere good. It is tough and dry.
Anyway, when preparing this barbecue it is easy as 1,2,3. Wash pork and rub both sides with the sampalok mix. Don’t season with salt since mix is already salty. You can trim some of the fat but I do that when I’m eating it. Again, it adds so much flavor when you barbecue. Let it marinate for 2 hours or half a day and place it in the fridge. As you can see, not much preparation involved. That’s it. Grill it to your preference: rare, medium or well done. Serve it with a side of spicy vinegar/garlic dip and lots of rice.
My brother discovered this recipe when a friend invited him to a guys’ night out boxing match. While drinking, this was served as an appetizer (pulutan). He liked it and asked for the recipe. He was elated to know that it was so easy to make. My brother is not much of a drinker but loves BBQ. Thanks to his friend for sharing this recipe.
The Sampalok mix is available in any Filipino store or Asian store in the Philippine isle. There are many brands and I usually get Knorr, Mama Sita’s or Tropics Tamarind (Sampalok) Soup Base Mix.
So when tired of making Sinigang na Baboy and want something new, try this BBQ recipe and you might like it. Memorial Day weekend is around the corner and this could be one of your menu. Introduce it to your family and friends and leave me a comment if they liked it.
- 2 pounds pork chops with fat or pork belly
- 4 to 5 packs of Sampalok Mix (Tamarind Soup Base Mix 40g Net Wt: 1.4oz)
Wash pork. Pat dry with paper towel.
Trim some fat, if you prefer. I don’t it adds flavor when barbecuing.
Pour Sampalok Mix in a plate.
Rub sampalok mix on both sides of pork.
Marinate for at least 2 hours or half a day and place in the fridge.
Grill depending on your preference (rare, medium or well-done).
Serve with spicy vinegar/garlic dip and lots of rice.
Note: Don’t season with salt. Sampalok mix is already salty.