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Pork and pineapple skewers

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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
36 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
16 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
If you use wooden skewers for this delicious pork dish, make sure you soak them in water before threading. This will stop them from burning on the grill. You'll love the triple-hit of pineapple in this recipe: fresh pineapple, pineapple juice, and pineapple preserves. The pork, bell pepper, and onion help balance them out. Just keep in mind that you'll have to marinate the pork, pineapple, and pepper skewers for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before grilling, so it's best to plan ahead. Serve over white rice to balance out the meal and complete this hearty dinner.

Ingredients

uncooked lean pork tenderloin

1 pound(s), well trimmed, cut into 32 chunks

pineapple

½ medium, peeled, cored and cut into 24 chunks

sweet red pepper(s)

1 large, seeded and cut into 24 pieces

pineapple juice

6 oz

fresh lime juice

¼ cup(s)

fresh oregano

3 Tbsp, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

vegetable oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, minced

preserves

10 oz, pineapple

cooked white rice

2 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Thread pork, pineapple and pepper pieces onto 8 x 10-inch wooden skewers, using 4 pieces of pork, 3 pieces of pineapple and 3 pieces of pepper per skewer, alternating ingredients as you go. Set skewers on a tray with sides or in a glass baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for marinade. Pour marinade over skewers and turn skewers to coat all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours, turning skewers occasionally.
  3. To make sauce, warm oil in a small, nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until very soft and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in pineapple preserves, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Prepare coals for grill.
  6. Lift skewers out of marinade, coat with cooking spray and set on grill over medium-hot coals.
  7. Pour remaining marinade into sauce; bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
  8. Grill skewers for about 16 minutes, turning often, until pork is cooked through. Serve skewers hot over rice and drizzled with sauce.

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