Moroccan Pork Kebabs

Moroccan Pork Kebabs
Kirsten Strecker
Cumin, clove, and cinnamon give these pork kebabs an exotic kick.

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Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
100
minutes
other
0
minutes

Ingredients

1/4
cup
orange juice
1
tablespoon
tomato paste
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon
ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon
ground cinnamon
4
tablespoons
olive oil
1 1/2
teaspoons
kosher salt
3/4
teaspoon
black pepper
1 1/2
pounds
boneless pork loin, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
1
small eggplant, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
1
small red onion, cut into 8 wedges
pita bread or flat bread, for serving
1
half-pint container store-bought tzatziki (cucumber-yogurt sauce; optional)
1/2
small cucumber, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons
chopped fresh mint
wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Directions

  1. Heat toaster oven to 425° F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of the oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Add the pork and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the eggplant, onion, and the remaining oil, salt, and pepper. Place the vegetables on skewers, alternating eggplant and onion.
  4. Transfer the skewers to a foil-lined toaster-oven baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the vegetables.
  5. Place the pork on skewers and add them to the tray. Bake until the vegetables are tender and the pork is cooked through, turning the pork and vegetables once, about 25 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, wrap the bread in foil and place on top of the pork during the last 5 minutes. Transfer the skewers and bread to individual plates. Spoon the tzatziki (if using) on the side and sprinkle with the cucumber and mint.

 

 

Frank Mentesana
August 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 50 %
  • Fat 21 g
  • Sat Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 439 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 36 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.