Growing up the smell of charcoal on a hot supper day always makes me think of the family parties we used to have growing up. You would have all the kids running around playing, the aunties gossiping, the uncles standing around the bbq pit drinking cold beers, and the elderly playing mah joong, or some kind of card game.
I miss that. I miss how lively my family used to be. I miss how we used to have family get togethers basically EVERY weekend. I thought it was normal for every family to get together and party like we did. But as time goes by, the older we get, the more time restricted everyone becomes.
Filipino BBQ is literally part of me. It is not the feeling of "home" but the feeling of "family" when i get a good stick of filipino bbq. Of course i do not think i can ever get my recipe as good as my uncle's but one day i know it will.
Now, since i moved out since i am going to college, i do not have access to a grill or charcoal. So bbq and grilling outside is a NO NO. How ever, i do have an oven. And with this recipe, i will show you that no matter what, you can always have your filipino bbq fix. Of course if you do have a grill, PLEASE you that, to fullfill the complete package.
- 1 cup Coke
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/8 cup lemon juice
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 lbs of pork shoulder or chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch cubes
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before use.