Recipe: Spiced pork, apricot and tomato skewers

Published: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2D
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013 - 8:25 am

Prep time: 15 minutes, not including marinate time

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

These skewers, which work as starters or a light meal, take advantage of apricots' ability to complement savory foods.

You'll need 12 wooden, bamboo or metal skewers.

Recipe from "Cooking Season by Season," a DK publication ($35, 496 pages).


12 ounces pork tenderloin

8 cherry tomatoes

4 apricots, halved and pitted

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

12 or more bay leaves


Cut pork into 1-inch cubes. Toss the pork, the tomatoes and the apricot halves with the remaining ingredients except bay leaves.

Marinate for 2 hours.

If you are using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes.

Heat a barbecue or ridged grill pan until hot.

Thread pork, tomatoes and apricot halves alternately onto skewers, putting at least 1 bay leaf in the middle of each skewer.

Grill 5 to 8 minutes on each side until pork is well-cooked, brushing skewers with any remaining marinade.

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