Greek-Style Pork Skewers - Pork.org

Greek-Style Pork Skewers

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Ingredients

15 ingredients | 2 hours 5 minutes | 4 servings
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1½ lbs. boneless pork chops
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup sugar-free original barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tsp. nonpareil capers, drained
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 large (or 6–8 medium) bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve salt in hot water. Let cool to room temperature, X minutes, then submerge pork. Let stand in fridge at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, to a food processor, add half of the lemon juice, the barbecue sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and capers; blend until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Set aside.
  3. Remove pork from brine and cut into 1-inch cubes. To a gallon resealable bag, add pork and ½ cup lemon-juice mixture. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together cucumber, remaining lemon juice, the lemon zest, yogurt, mint, garlic and shallot. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Onto each skewer, thread a bell pepper piece, then pork and eggplant cubes, then another bell pepper piece.
  6. Preheat a grill to medium-high and oil grate. Add skewers, close lid and grill 5 minutes. Turn skewers over and brush with remaining lemon-juice mixture. Turn and baste skewers three times, every 2–3 minutes, until lightly charred and pork’s internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  7. Transfer skewers to a platter; let rest 10 minutes before serving with cucumber mixture.
Per serving: Calories 514.75kcal 26%, Total Fat 16.63g 24%, Carbs 47.96g 18% Sugars 35.19g 39% Protein 44.01g 88% Sodium 1614.6mg 81% Fiber 6.63g 24% Saturated Fat 5.3g 26% Trans Fat 0.16g Monounsaturated Fat 6.18g Polyunsaturated Fat 2.36g Cholesterol 119.87mg 40% Calcium 145.8mg 18% Magnesium 98.94mg 26% Potassium 1499.78mg 43% Iron 2.96mg 21% Zinc 3.95mg 39% Phosphorus 516.5mg 74% Vitamin A 551.34mcg 69% Vitamin C 74.43mg 93% Thiamin B1 0.98mg 89% Riboflavin B2 0.63mg 45% Niacin B3 13.67mg 85% Vitamin B6 1.59mg 114% Folic Acid B9 62.32mcg 31% Vitamin B12 1.28mcg 51% Vitamin D 0.89mcg 18% Vitamin E 1.91mg 16% Vitamin K 16.06mcg 21%

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