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Pinchos Morunos

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 kebab)
These spicy pork skewers are commonly found in the tapas bars of Spain. Saffron, the world's most expensive spice, gives this dish its distinctive flavor. But don't worry--a little bit goes a long way. Serve this as an appetizer, or double the serving size for an entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 18 cubes
  • 2 small red onions, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 red bell peppers, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, each cut into 6 wedges
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 143
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 17.2 g
  • carbohydrate 8.2 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 336 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; add pork, tossing to coat.

  3. Thread 3 pork pieces, 2 onion pieces, 2 red bell pepper pieces, and 2 yellow bell pepper pieces alternately onto each of 6 (12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until pork is done.