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Pork and vegetables skewers are the perfect grilling dish that are not only easy to assemble, but they cook up in minutes. They come with a delicious marinade that carries over to into a dipping sauce. Bring on the grilling weather.
Summer is just a few weeks away and hopefully the weather is getting nice and warm where you are because it’s time to start thinking about all that summer grilling you’re going to enjoy. Grilling is my favorite way to cook in the summer and skewers are especially my favorite thing to grill. I have so many grilling recipes on this blog that I compiled an ecookbook. I digress.
Just about anything goes when it comes to grilling skewers and just about any vegetable you can thread onto a skewer as well as any meat or even fish can be grilled this way. This method is also perfect for entertaining because everyone gets their own skewers and it’s just a fun way to eat. Today we’re making pork and vegetable skewers that are marinated in a delicious herb marinade for fresh, bright flavors with a little sweetness from Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar.
I have many reasons why Tate+Lyle® Sugars are my favorite. Including, but not limited to, sweetening my recipes as well as sweetening my hot (and cold) teas. Tate+Lyle® Sugars, are not only certified organic, with the sugar cane carefully grown in sunny organic fields, but are also Fairtrade certified, which means fair prices and opportunities for small-scale sugarcane farmers to invest in their communities.
Tate+Lyle® Sugars are available at your local Walmart in the aisle with all the sweeteners. There’s a handy product locator at tateandlylesugars.com/us/ to help you find the store nearest you.
I am very excited (and so is my mum) to be working with Tate+Lyle® Sugars because their sugar was a staple in our kitchen when I was growing up in England. Whenever I would request my favorite homemade dessert (which just happened to be homemade English custard) Tate+Lyle® Sugars was the sweetener of choice.
Now that you know more about Tate+Lyle® Sugars, let me tell you more about the recipe. The marinade for the meat and vegetables could not be easier. Freshly chopped rosemary, sage and basil are all perfect flavors that pair with pork and they are mixed with red wine vinegar, fresh lemon and zest with flavors that hit all the notes. I like to add sugar to my marinade to balance out the acidity of the lemon and vinegar used and this is not only the marinade, it is also used as a delicious dipping sauce for the pork and vegetables. I hope you include this recipe in your summer grilling activities.
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves grated or finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 pounds boneless pork chops cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 green zucchini sliced thick
- 2 yellow squash sliced thick
- 1/2 red onion cut into slices
- 24 cherry tomatoes
To a mixing bowl add the red wine vinegar, lemon zest and juice, garlic, rosemary, sage, basil, salt & pepper. Whisk in the sugar until dissolved.
Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking until well combined.
Add the pork chunks to a sealable bag or container with a lid and add 1/2 of the marinade, making sure all the pork is covered. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat outdoor or indoor grill.
After 2 hours, discard the pork marinade. Skewer the pork onto skewers and set aside.
Skewer the zucchini, squash and onion onto skewers, alternating vegetables.
Skewer the tomatoes alternating with slices of onion onto skewers.
Brush the unused marinade onto the vegetable skewers.
Grill the pork skewers for 3 minutes per side.
Grill the zucchini and squash skewers for 3 minutes per side and the tomato skewers for 1 minute per side.
Serve the skewers warm with the rest of the marinade as a dipping sauce.
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