Micronesian BBQ is found all over the islands. Open flame is a common way for people to cook. Whether it be fish or chicken or pork, it is a delicious way to enjoy BBQ. This marinade is excellent infusing that special island flavor with the use of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, onions and garlic. You can add some hot chili for a bit of heat or even some orange juice or zest. The possibilities are limitless. We enjoyed the following marinade on chicken pieces and pork ribs, however it work well with just about anything including fish. We marinated the meat overnight but not as much time would be required if using it on fish. Just a couple of hours would do. You can cook the meat or fish over coals, wood, or just a gas grill would be fine too. Please note that recipe does not include marinating time, so plan accordingly.
Micronesian BBQ (Marinated Chicken and Pork Ribs)
- For the marinade
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
- 6 cloves garlic peeled and sliced.
- diced red chili
- 1 pound chicken pieces with skin
- 1 pound pork ribs
- juice of 1 orange plus zest
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl then place in a gallon size freezer bag along with the meat or fish you will be cooking for the BBQ.
- Leave in refrigerator overnight if using meat of a couple hours if using fish.
- BBQ over hot coals, until cooked through, basting while cooking.
- Enjoy along side sweet potatoes and bananas for an authentic Micronesian meal.
- Serve on a banana leaf.