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Spicy Pork Skewers

Ngoc Minh Ngo
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 206
  • caloriesfromfat 61 %
  • protein 17 g
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • carbohydrate 2.5 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • sodium 631 mg
  • cholesterol 61 mg

How to Make It

  1. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes (if using metal skewers, proceed to step 2). Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the pork, garlic, cumin, paprika, onion, salt, and pepper. Form into small meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball, then thread the meat onto the skewers.

  3. Lay skewers over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes. Serve warm.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.