German Schwenkbraten (Pork Steak Barbecue) Recipe
The Schwenker is a pork steak marinated for at least 24 hours and grilled over a wood fire. Learn how to cook this authentic and delicious dish.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 4 ⅖pounds/2 kilograms pork shoulder
- 1cup oil
- 4garlic cloves (minced)
- 1to 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
- 2teaspoons ground paprika
- ½teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- 8juniper berries (crushed)
- 1to 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3to 4 onions (sliced)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2If you cannot find pork steaks already cut, buy a whole pork shoulder roast (or similar roast), debone it , and cut the meat crosswise, 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick to make steaks.
Step 3Mix the oil with the garlic , mustard and the rest of the spices in a large bowl.
Step 4Add the steaks and the onions and turn to coat.
Step 5Layer all the meat and the onions in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours, mixing a few times to redistribute the oil.
Step 6Place schnitzel (without onions) in a single layer over direct heat, salt (a little) and grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side.