Freshly-cut grass, the waters of the lake or beach, burning wood from cottage bonfires, warm sand, fresh watermelon, sun-kissed skin, suntan lotion… these are scents that evoke and awaken summer for me.  

But I cannot forget one scent that almost always summons flip flops, shorts, and patios — the tantalizing whiff of food being prepared on the grill!  

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What BBQ favourites do you enjoy grilling in the summer? For me and my family, there is no BBQ dinner or gathering without BBQ Skewers, usually pork or chicken. This is a traditional and much-loved (and craved) Filipino BBQ Favourite!

A fusion of sweet and tangy with the smokiness from the grill with the texture from the pork and chicken is perfection.
BBQ skewers is a popular street food in the Philippines. It is usually made from chicken or pork which is then grilled in a slightly sweet sauce on skewers.
I noticed there is usually differences in flavours with every recipe but for the most part, the Filipino BBQ leans more towards the sweet side.

I love the taste of lemoproducts_lemongrass_finalngrass with chicken and pork combined with the slightly nutty, sweet and peppery flavour from the atsuete (or also known as Annatto), so I knew I had to make Pulo Cuisine’s Lemongrass Atsuete Marinade a major component for marinating my BBQ skewers.

Adding in just a few more small ingredients, I may have just found my favourite Filipino BBQ marinade recipe! I have had many, some hits, some misses, and I can honestly say I hit it on the nose with this one! YUM!
Chicken was moist and flavourful and the pork was the perfect texture and absolutely delectable.
I marinated the chicken breasts and pork tenderloin for about 24 hours.

 

 

Here’s my recipe for Lemongrass Atsuete Pork & Chicken BBQ Skewers.
Enjoy with just about any side or even alone – they are that good. I know you’ll love it!

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Lemongrass Atsuete Pork & Chicken BBQ Skewers
Sweet and Tangy - the perfect and absolutely tasty addition to any grill!
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Prep Time
24 hr 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 30 min
Prep Time
24 hr 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. - 1 lb of chicken breasts and 1 lb of pork tenderloin, cut in pieces
  2. - 1 cup of Pulo Cuisine Lemongrass Atsuete Marinade
  3. - 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  4. - 1 tbsp of Fish Sauce (Patis)
  5. - 1 tbsp of Ketchup (or Filipino Banana Ketchup)
Instructions
  1. 1) Cut Pork Tenderloin and Chicken Breasts into cubes or flat squares
  2. 2) Throw the meat in a bowl and add all the ingredients into a bowl, mix together then cover and place in fridge for 24 hours.
  3. 3) When ready to grill, add meat to skewer sticks
  4. 4) Grill for 15 minutes, turning sides every 5 minutes (chicken cooks faster than pork so keep an eye out)
  5. Enjoy!
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71 Comments on Recipe: Lemongrass Atsuete Pork & Chicken BBQ Skewers with Pulo Cuisine + #Giveaway

  1. Tricia Hope
    September 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm (10 months ago)

    I would have never thought of using pork and chicken together like this,but it makes perfect sense.Both have around the same cooktimes

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  2. Rick F
    August 18, 2014 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Darn, another giveaway missed!!

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    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      August 19, 2014 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

      I host these every month, Rick. There is currently one going on right now.

      Reply
  3. Jo-Anne Pfoh
    June 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm (2 years ago)

    holy cow they look good and no hard ty for the post

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  4. Gina
    June 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Burning firewood!! Reminds me of a camp fire.

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  5. lori b
    June 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

    the fresh cut grass :))

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  6. Sandy
    June 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of a campfire reminds me of summer!

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  7. Karine
    June 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    BBQ smell!

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  8. Doris H.
    June 21, 2014 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    The scent of a freshly mown lawn reminds me of summer.

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  9. Bailey Dexter
    June 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

    In the summer I love it when I smell a BBQ or mango! You know it is hot weather.

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  10. Josh S
    June 21, 2014 at 1:05 am (2 years ago)

    The smell of a campfire reminds me of Summer.

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  11. Tammy Dalley
    June 21, 2014 at 12:15 am (2 years ago)

    Coconut sunscreen!!!

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  12. Chris Stockford
    June 21, 2014 at 12:15 am (2 years ago)

    Watermelons

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  13. tanyab79
    June 20, 2014 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    Lilacs or anything cooked on the BBQ 🙂

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  14. Karla Sceviour
    June 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm (2 years ago)

    the scent of BBQ`s!

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  15. Wai Wai
    June 19, 2014 at 10:06 am (2 years ago)

    Birds chirping reminds me of summer.

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  16. Geoff
    June 19, 2014 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

    Grass smell reminds me of summer

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  17. Marlene
    June 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Strawberries, watermelons, bar-b-qs

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  18. Rick F
    June 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm (2 years ago)

    How the air smells just after a rainfall.

    Reply
  19. Ka
    June 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Tulips

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  20. Bev
    June 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of coconut reminds me of summer!

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  21. Steph
    June 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    BBQ sauce. And pineapple.

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  22. sarah sar
    June 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm (2 years ago)

    The scents of mint, lemons and mangos!

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  23. Belinda McNabb
    June 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of lilacs

    Reply
  24. jan
    June 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm (2 years ago)

    probably coconut

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  25. Sabrina Tong
    June 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Anything burning on the grill because we get so caught up in visiting that we forget we’re cooking sometimes LOL

    Reply
  26. Francine
    June 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm (2 years ago)

    bug spray 🙂

    Reply
  27. Andrea Amy
    June 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

    freshly mowed grass, and the smells of fresh fruit.

    Reply
  28. SweetPanda
    June 16, 2014 at 11:56 am (2 years ago)

    The scent of grass makes me think of summmer

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  29. amber y
    June 16, 2014 at 2:57 am (2 years ago)

    The scent of wood, rain and chlorine always make me think of summer.

    Reply
  30. Amy C
    June 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of Fresh cut grass and the smell rain remind me of summer.

    Reply
  31. maria
    June 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Charcol

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  32. Lucy
    June 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

    the smell of fresh cut grass!

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  33. Sunshine G
    June 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Watermelon and sunscreen both remind me of summer.

    Reply
  34. Darlene Schuller
    June 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm (2 years ago)

    BBq’s.. fresh cut grass… ppl complaining of heat hehehe

    Reply
  35. darci
    June 15, 2014 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    coconut, strawberries and bbq smells remind me of summer

    Reply
  36. missbobloblaw
    June 15, 2014 at 4:34 am (2 years ago)

    The smells of a bb-q, campfire and cut grass remind me of summer!

    Reply
  37. Natalie
    June 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Fresh cut grass, strawberries and bbq smells remind me of summer

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  38. caryn s
    June 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the smell of fresh cut grass!

    Reply
  39. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    June 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Lilacs and lily of the valleys!

    Reply
  40. nicolthepickle
    June 13, 2014 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)

    Fresh cut grass, woodsmoke, and charcoal bbqs.

    Reply
  41. heidi c.
    June 13, 2014 at 12:31 am (2 years ago)

    The smell of a freshly-mowed lawn and sunscreen!

    Reply
  42. J
    June 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Fresh grass in crisp air.

    Reply
  43. Donna Kellogg
    June 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of fresh cut grass and charcoal lighting up

    Reply
  44. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Freshly cut grass and BBQ smell!

    Reply
  45. Tanis
    June 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Fresh lawn mowed and sunscreen!

    Reply
  46. Vickie Cheung
    June 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Def the smell of the BBQ everywhere

    Reply
  47. MrDisco
    June 12, 2014 at 1:48 am (2 years ago)

    bicycle chain grease

    Reply
  48. Eldon
    June 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Ribs smell

    Reply
  49. Tina L.
    June 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    The scent of cocoa butter

    Reply
  50. charityk
    June 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm (2 years ago)

    lilacs and coconut

    Reply
  51. Yuen C
    June 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

    BBQ smell!

    Reply
  52. angela m
    June 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Sunscreen lotion and BBQ

    Reply
  53. Julie Bolduc
    June 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Coconut and fresh cut grass

    Reply
  54. Carol M (Lushka S)
    June 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    BBQ and fresh cut grass

    Reply
  55. Victoria Ess
    June 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of BBQ reminds me of summer!

    Reply
  56. Melinda L.
    June 11, 2014 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

    Coconut and mango

    Reply
  57. Jonnie
    June 11, 2014 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

    Watermelon, ice cream and fresh cut grass scents remind me of summer

    Reply
  58. Maggie C
    June 11, 2014 at 7:31 am (2 years ago)

    The smell of suntan lotion

    Reply
  59. Pam
    June 11, 2014 at 5:37 am (2 years ago)

    fires burning is one of my fave smells that reminds me of summer.

    Reply
  60. Jeannie
    June 11, 2014 at 3:45 am (2 years ago)

    The smell of strawberries reminds me of summer.

    Reply
  61. Angela Mitchell
    June 11, 2014 at 1:27 am (2 years ago)

    The smell of the ocean and the new growth on Douglas Fir trees.

    Reply
  62. marie s
    June 11, 2014 at 12:38 am (2 years ago)

    lavender, sunscreen and bug spray lol reminds me of summer.. i love it.

    Reply
  63. Dayna Wilson
    June 11, 2014 at 12:27 am (2 years ago)

    Coconut and sunscreen.

    Reply
  64. Nicole
    June 10, 2014 at 11:39 pm (2 years ago)

    The smell of cut grass reminds me of summer.

    Reply
  65. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    June 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm (2 years ago)

    the smell of lilac

    Reply
  66. Christy
    June 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm (2 years ago)

    smell of cut grass & suntan lotion

    Reply
  67. Toby
    June 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Suntan lotion!

    Reply
  68. Joanne Saunders
    June 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm (2 years ago)

    The scent of pineapple or mango reminds me of summer.

    Reply
  69. seham merzib
    June 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Chicken on the BBQ! love that smell

    Reply

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