Pork & Apple Skewers

Pork & Apple Skewers

Best For: Dinner
Prep Time: 15 minutes + 30 minutes to marinate
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 6


    • 2-3 medium Honeycrisp apples, cut into 1½ in. cubes
    • 2 lbs. pork tenderloin, silverskin removed and cut into 1½ in. cubes
    • 1 medium red onion or 2 small shallots, cut into 1 in. chunks
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 oranges)
    • 1 tsp orange zest
    • 2 cloves finely minced garlic (sub 1 tsp garlic powder)
    • 1 Tbsp coarse Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp ground pepper
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 6 metal skewers (or 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30+ minutes)
    • Optional: fresh parsley to garnish


      1. In a non-reactive bowl (ceramic or glass), whisk together ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Set aside and refrigerate ¼ of mixture to brush onto skewers while grilling.
      2. Marinate cubes of pork, apple, and onion in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
      3. Preheat grill to medium heat and brush 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil on the grates to prevent sticking.
      4. Stack alternating cubes of marinated pork, apple, and onion on skewers.
      5. Grill, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes on each side, rotating throughout the cooking process. Baste skewers with reserved marinade and continue grilling/turning until apples are tender and pork internal temperature reads 145º F.
      6. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

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