Tuesday, October 2, 2012

mojo pork kebabs... 55 minutes, plus marinating

I thought grilled cucumbers might possibly be a revelation, but it really didn't do anything for me. Feel free to try it, or feel free to leave them off and throw them in your salad instead (what I wish I would have done!)!
the goods:
1/3 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 limes)
1/4 cup orange juice (from 1 orange), plus 1 orange cut into chunks
1 pork tenderloin, cut into 1 and 1/2-inch pieces
1 English cucumber, cut into 1-inch rounds (optional)

In a small pot, combine oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes over medium-low. Cook until garlic is soft, 15 minutes, swirling occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in lime and orange juices, and let cool 15 minutes. In a zip-top bag, toss pork with half the marinade and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (or up to 12 hours); refrigerate remaining marinade.

Heat grill to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Thread pork, orange, and cucumber (if desired) onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper.

Grill kebabs 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Brush with reserved marinade and serve.

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