Recipe: Pork-And-Pineapple Skewers

Add a little tropical flavor to grilled pork

These pork skewers owe their tenderness to a turmeric-laced yogurt marinade, which can tenderize even the toughest cuts of meat. To make the sweet-and-savory snack, chunks of pork are threaded onto skewers alongside cubes of pineapple. This recipe can be made on an outdoor grill or inside on a grill pan.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Pork-And-Pineapple Skewers
5 from 35 ratings
These pork skewers owe their tenderness to a turmeric-laced yogurt marinade, while chunks of pineapple add sweetness.
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time: 25 minutes
  • 1 pound trimmed pork loin, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2½ cups)
  • 1½ teaspoons, plus ¼ teaspoon, kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro, plus 2 tablespoons torn cilantro for garnish
  • ½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated using a Microplane
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut into ¾-inch pieces (½ medium pineapple, peeled and cored)
  • Special Equipment
  • 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  1. Season the pork with 1½ teaspoons of salt and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the chopped cilantro, yogurt, olive oil, garlic, turmeric, cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add the yogurt mixture to the pork and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes. Make ahead: Pork can be marinated and stored in the refrigerator up to 1 day in advance.
  3. Thread each skewer with 3 pieces of pork and 2 pieces of pineapple, alternating between the two. Prepare a grill to medium-hot fire or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the skewers, flipping every 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly charred all around, 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish. Top with the torn cilantro and serve hot.
Calories per Serving 159
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 37.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Total Sugars 4.8 g
Sodium 270.5 mg
Protein 12.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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