Recipes

Balsamic Pork Skewers

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 10 minutes

Serves 6 people

Try not to eat these Balsamic Pork Skewers as quickly as you can cook ’em.

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Ingredients

  • 450g-500g pork fillet
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ½ cup balsamic glaze
  • Olive oil
  • 12 small skewers

To garnish

  • 1 baby cucumber, diced finely
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped finely
  • 1 long red chilli, diced finely

Method

  1. 1.
    On a flat surface, lay the pork fillet and, using a sharp knife, slice cuts of meat approximately 2cm thick
  2. 2.
    Add the pork to a bowl then season with garlic powder, salt and pepper
  3. 3.
    Place the apple on a chopping board and cut into medium size cubes, approximately the same width as the pork
  4. 4.
    Place the red onion on a chopping board, remove the top layer of skin, then using a sharp knife, cut into medium size cubes, approximately the same width as the pork — ensuring the onion layers don’t separate
  5. 5.
    On a skewer, thread a cube of red onion (3-4 layers), followed by a piece of pork, another cube of red onion, then a cube of apple to top it off
  6. 6.
    Heat an oiled griddle pan over medium heat, then add the skewers side by side. Cook the skewers for 5 minutes, rotating every minute to ensure an even cook
  7. 7.
    Once the skewers have cooked for 5 minutes, drizzle ¼ cup of balsamic glaze over the skewers and allow them to cook for 1 more minute, rotating once more to evenly coat
  8. 8.
    To serve, add the skewers on a plate and stack in a pile. Drizzle with the leftover balsamic glaze and garnish with cucumber, peanuts and chilli