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Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Deborah Williams Photo by: Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Deborah Williams

Grilled Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Kabobs

Coastal Living FEBRUARY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 28 Minutes
  • Marinate: 1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 18 (12-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1 pineapple, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch chunks, divided
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine), white wine, or dry vermouth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 pounds pork loin, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce

Preparation

1. Soak wooden skewers in water at least 30 minutes.

2. Place 1 cup pineapple chunks in a blender with 1 tablespoon water; puree. Combine 3 tablespoons pineapple puree with soy sauce and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. (Save remaining puree for sauce.) Add pork, and marinate 1 hour. (Do not marinate longer.)

3. Remove meat from marinade, discarding marinade. Thread pork onto skewers, alternating with peppers, onion, and remaining pineapple.

4. Grill kabobs on greased grill rack over medium heat (325° to 350°) for 5 minutes. Brush kabobs with Sweet and Sour Sauce, and grill 5 minutes or until done. Serve remaining sauce on the side.

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