Grilled Yogurt Marinated Pork Kebab Recipe

Marinated Pork Kebabs
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
282 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 282
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 859mg 18%
*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.)

These flavorful kebabs are seasoned with a combination of yogurt and spices. Yogurt is a great addition to any marinade because its slightly acidic nature helps to tenderize the meat while the thickness holds the herbs and spices in place, infusing the pork with delicious flavor. Serve these kebabs with warmed pitas and fresh salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt

  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch cubes

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine yogurt with onion, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, cumin, coriander, and black pepper in medium bowl.

  3. Place pork pieces in a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over pork. Make sure all pieces of pork are coated well.

  4. Release air from the bag and seal well. Place pork in the refrigerator and let marinate for 4 to 12 hours.

  5. Preheat grill to medium heat.

  6. Thread marinated pork pieces onto skewers, about 4 to 5 pieces on each depending on the length of skewer. Do not overcrowd.

  7. Grill over a medium fire for about 25 to 30 minutes, turning often, or until pork has cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 140 F/60 C).

  8. Once cooked, remove from the heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes, covered, before serving. 

  9. Serve and enjoy!

    Tips

    • If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 10 minutes (before sliding on the pieces of pork) to avoid burning while on the grill.
    • Position the empty part of the skewer to sit on the cooler side of the grill, so they are not too hot to the touch and difficult to remove later. 
    • Meal prep by mixing the marinade in the morning, adding the pork, and leaving in the fridge until it is time to grill.

    Variations

    • Add vegetables: Thread chunks of your favorite vegetables, such as zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes, on the skewer. Rather than marinating the vegetables in the yogurt mixture, toss the vegetables in olive oil and the same spices that are in the marinade.
    • Swap proteins: This spiced yogurt marinade is great for lamb and chicken as well. Grill as kebabs, remove the meat from the skewers and serve with toasted pita, cucumber tomato salad with feta, rice pilaf, and tzatziki sauce. 

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