Apricot-Glazed Pork Kebabs

Photo: Nina Choi

Serve these glazed grilled pork skewers with a summer salad of nectarines, tomatoes, and mint. Brown rice pilaf completes the meal.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 2 kebabs)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 27 Minutes
Total: 57 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 233
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.9g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Calcium: 9mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) jar apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Place preserves in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir in soy sauce, juice, and garlic. Place 3/4 cup apricot mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag; reserve remaining apricot mixture. Add pork to bag, and seal. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove pork from bag, and discard marinade. Thread pork evenly onto 16 (8-inch) skewers. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt and black pepper. Set aside 1/4 cup apricot mixture. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; baste with half of remaining apricot mixture. Grill 3 1/2 minutes. Turn pork over; baste with other half of remaining apricot mixture. Grill 3 1/2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from grill. Brush with reserved 1/4 cup apricot mixture.
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