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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rosemary Grilled Pork Skewers

Today is Food on a Stick Day (I know, there's a day for everything these days!) and since the weather is starting to warm up a bit, I thought I'd share these Rosemary Grilled Pork Skewers. They're so easy to make, are healthy and loaded with fresh, aromatic flavors like lemon, garlic and rosemary. 

The beauty of making a grilled meat skewer, or kabob if you prefer that term, is that you can add any vegetable you like and it will slightly change the flavor. My standard is to use some sort of mushroom, onion and tomatoes; then I add on others with what I happen to have in the house at that moment. This time I also used some zucchini, but eggplant, yellow squash and peppers would work well too. 

Rosemary Grilled Pork Skewers
1 1/2 lb. Center Cut Pork Loin, trimmed and cubed
1/4 c. Distilled White Vinegar
1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Lemon, zest and juice
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Vegetables for Skewers (I used baby bella mushrooms, zucchini, onion and Roma tomatoes)

1. Combine the vinegar, oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk together. 
2. Add the pork to a resealable plastic bag; then add in the vinegar mixture. 
3. Refrigerate for 2 hours, remove pork then assemble skewers by alternating 3-4 pieces of pork and vegetables of your choice per skewer. 
4. Grill 8-10 minutes or until the pork has reached the proper internal temperature. Makes 8 skewers; Serves 4. 

The nutritional information for this recipe takes into account all ingredients, even though most of the marinade is discarded before grilling. Please take that into consideration when calculating your caloric intake. I've given you both sets of data so that you can decide which one you prefer to use. 

*Nutritional Information per Skewer With All of the Marinade: 
Calories 177, Carbs .2g, Fat 10g, Protein 21g, Fiber 0g

*Nutritional Information per Skewer--Pork only; does not include vegetables: 
Calories 119, Carbs 0g, Fat 3.4g, Protein 21g, Fiber 0g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate. 



  1. Recipe looks awesome! So glad I found you through That Suburban Momma! =) Can't wait to try it!

    1. Thank you Courtney Lee, I'm glad you found me too. Enjoy!


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