| Prep Time: 20 mins
| Cook Time: 10 mins
| Total Time: 30 mins
You may need: Dried Garlic Powder
Pinchos Morunos are Spanish-style skewers (or kebabs) full of marinated meat, grilled and often served as "tapas" or small plates. The marinade in this recipe is typical of Andalucia and neighboring regions in Southern Spain. Thought to have been introduced to Spanish cuisine by conquering Arab Moors, Pinchos Morunos probably originated as lamb skewers, since Muslims don't eat pork, but pork and chicken are most commonly served on skewers in Spain today.
Our Spanish BBQ spice blend seamlessly melds Arab-influenced flavors with sweet Spanish smoked paprika to impart a delicious, smoky flavor. The great thing about our Spanish BBQ blend is that it goes with any grilled meats, veggies, or even fish. So, feel free to substitute (skewer) any type of protein you like in this recipe. Don't have a BBQ grill? We include broiler instructions so you can use your oven. Don't have skewers? No problem! Put those extra wooden chopsticks from takeout to use.
1 lb boneless pork rib or pork tenderloin, cut into 2" cubes
2 tbsp of Piquant Post Spanish BBQ spice
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into wide strips
Handful of cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste (optional)
If using wooden skewers or chopsticks, soak them in water for at least 10 mins before grilling or broiling to prevent burning.
Trim any excess fat off the meat as you cut it into cubes.
We recommend marinading the meat for 10-60 mins to let the flavors penetrate. If you're in a hurry, you can cook right away. In addition, you can use the Spanish BBQ spice blend as a rub directly.
If using the over broiler, pay close attention to the meat and check every couple minutes that the Pinchos Morunos don't burn.
Finally, optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.
Pre-heat grill or if using oven, set rack about 5" away from broiler and turn on broiler. Skewer the meat, alternating with tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms.
If you don't eat pork, feel free to substitute lamb, chicken, beef, or shrimp. They will all taste great with our Spanish BBQ blend.
This recipe is also very compatible with just about any fresh veggies you like to grill. Some ideas include: pineapple, eggplant, zucchini or squash.
For our vegetarian friends, you can use tofu or vegan meat/fish in place of the meat.
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