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Lemon & basil pork skewers

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These colourful kebabs combine delicious garden veg with cubes of tender marinated lean pork for a tasty dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

Lemon(s)

1 zest(s) of 1

Lemon Juice, Fresh

2 tablespoons

Vegetable Oil

4 teaspoons

Garlic

3 clove(s)

Pork Loin Steak, Lean, raw

480 g, 4 x 120

Courgette

2 medium, 1 courgette, 1 yellow squash

Cherry Tomatoes

8 individual

Red onion(s)

1 small

Basil, fresh

1 tablespoons

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, oil and garlic, then season well. Add the pork, courgettes, tomatoes, onion and half the basil, then toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Thread the pork and vegetables onto 8 long metal skewers (if using bamboo skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes beforehand to prevent them burning), reserving any marinade.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Mist a large nonstick griddle pan with cooking spray and set over a medium-high heat.
  4. Griddle the skewers for 5 minutes, turning frequently, until the pork and vegetables are lightly charred. Transfer the skewers to a baking tray, brush over any reserved marinade and bake for 10 minutes, until the pork is cooked through.
  5. Transfer the skewers to a serving platter, scatter over the remaining basil and serve with the lemon wedges.

Notes

If you can’t find yellow courgettes, simply use 2 green courgettes instead. Serve with 75g cooked couscous per serving, if you like. The recipe will no longer be gluten free. The SmartPoints will be 10 for Green, Blue & Purple.