Serbian Barbecued Shish Kebabs - Raznjici

Grilling pork skewers
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
444 Calories
25g Fat
10g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 444
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 43g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are many variations of raznjici (RAHZ-nyee-chee). Some use only pork, others use a combination of pork and veal, and sometimes lamb. The meat is usually marinated before being threaded on skewers (a great project for the kids) and grilled. If you don't want to fuss with making your own marinade, Italian dressing works in a pinch.


  • 2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (or a combination of pork and veal)
  • Dash salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions plus 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 15 small bay leaves (broken in half)

Steps to Make It

  1. Pat the meat cubes dry and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Place in a nonreactive bowl or pan with the oil, garlic, and sliced onions. Coat thoroughly. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Heat the grill or broiler. Remove meat from bowl or pan and discard the marinade. Thread 2 meat cubes alternately with 1 bay leaf half on skewers for a total of about 6 to 8 meat cubes per skewer.

  3. Broil 6 to 8 inches from flame or on an outdoor grill for 10 minutes per side or until no pink shows in the center when cut or when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 degrees.

  4. Raznjici may be removed from the skewers before serving or left on. Sprinkle chopped onion over razjnici and serve with Serbian potato salad or Serbian cole slaw, if desired.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.