Recipe Photo - Pork & Apple Skewers

Yields 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork tenderloin, silverskin removed and cut into 1 ½ in. cubes

  • 2-3 medium apples, cut into 1 ½ in. cubes (Honeycrisp—make sure apples are on the tart side)

  • 1 medium red onion or 2 small shallots, cut into 1 in. chunks

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ c. 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

  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp ground pepper

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • Optional: fresh parsley to garnish

  • 6 metal skewers (or 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30+ minutes)

Directions

  1. 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 1/4 of mixture to brush onto skewers while grilling.
  2. 2.
    Marinate cubes of pork, apple, and onion/shallot in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  3. 3.
    Preheat grill to medium heat and brush 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil on the grates to prevent sticking.
  4. 4.
    Stack alternating cubes of marinated pork, apple, and onion on skewers. 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.
  5. 5.
    Garnish with parsley and serve warm.