Spicy Pork Skewers

Ngoc Minh Ngo
Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


May 2006