Pinchos Morunos

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.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 kebab)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Prepare grill.

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

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.

Note:

August 2001