Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork skewer and 1 pepper skewer)

Substitute 1-inch red or yellow bell pepper squares if you can't find the mini bells. Wooden skewers need to soak at least 30 minutes before they go on the grill, so plan ahead, if using them. Serve with pancit: 1 1/2 cups thin rehydrated rice noodles, stir-fried in dark sesame oil with 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage and 1/3 cup shredded carrot. Top noodles with 2 sliced green onions.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top bag, stirring well. Add pork; seal bag. Refrigerate 1 hour, turning after 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove pork from bag, and discard marinade. Thread pork evenly onto 4 (6-inch) skewers; sprinkle evenly with salt. Thread 4 mini bell peppers onto each of 4 (6-inch) skewers. Arrange skewers in a single layer on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Where's any Change Portion option?

September 06, 2015
Every other online recipe area I use has a link that'll reduce the recipe size for me; e.g., from 6 portions to only 2. And then that figures out the math for me in the recipe. Like 3/4 TB becomes  WHAT? I've spent 20 minutes already to see it. Either they don't have it all, or they're hiding it too much. Sorry...math never was my skill. And darned if I want to spend time finding and using a recipe calculator. This is a pain. 

Bethlyleshowell's Review

May 04, 2014
VERY tasty! This is a perfect weeknight dinner - not too involved and delicious. I had some Israeli couscous so I prepared that as a side, along with some marinated grape tomatoes. Absolutely perfect - so perfect in fact, we had no leftovers.

LightestFan's Review

January 13, 2014

Chesterscraps's Review

July 23, 2013
The recipe alone didn't interest me. I decided to try it anyway based on the good reviews and I had all of the ingredients on hand (yes, even the mini-peppers as I link to snack on them raw like carrots). This dish was really good, easy, and fast. Had to grill the peppers longer than stated in the recipe to get them charred just right. I served it with plain brown rice. We all enjoyed it, including my 4 year old. I will make it again.

sukeedog's Review

June 29, 2013

wingding34's Review

June 07, 2013
I have to agree; these kebabs are great. I used bamboo skewers and alternated the pork with green and orange pepper chunks and onion wedges. Similarly to previous reviewers, I served them with a simple brown rice pilaf, which was the PERFECT complement. I can't wait to make these again.

acmeinecke's Review

May 31, 2013
This is excellent. I also added an onion that I sliced in half and then in wedges and roasted them with the peppers. I'll be using this marinade throughout the summer on chicken too. We served it with white rice, doubled the recipe and fed nine people. Everyone enjoyed it.

JSChand's Review

May 15, 2013
Wow! Super simple and very good. I doubled the recipe to make sure we would have leftovers. Served it with Lemon-Ginger Rice--a very old CL recipe. Great first use of the grill for the year.

LouisePearl's Review

May 12, 2013
Sooooo Easy!! And delicious. This one is a keeper! I was out of pork and used chicken instead. I'll try it with pork this week.

Whygal's Review

May 02, 2013
Excellent! Easy for a weeknight dinner. I served it with Creamy Parmesan Orzo (also a CL recipe). This would be great for a summer cookout with family and friends.