Marinated pork kebabs
Start to finish: 30 minutes
(plus marinating time)
16 ounces pork tenderloin, cut into 1½-inch chunks
1 small eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 portobello mushrooms, quartered
2 small red onions, quartered
1 large red bell pepper, cored and cut into large chunks
1 large green bell pepper, core and cut into large chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
3 cloves garlic, minced
Thread the pork, eggplant, mushrooms, red onions and both bell peppers onto wooden or metal skewers, alternating the meat and vegetables as you go. Arrange the skewers in a shallow dish that allows them to lay flat. A 9-by-13-inch pan usually works well.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Pour over the skewers, turning and massaging them with your hands to thoroughly coat the meat and vegetables. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
When ready to cook, heat the grill to high. Using a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil held with a pair of tongs, lightly oil the grates.
Place the skewers on the grates and cook for 7 minutes per side, or until the meat registers 145 F. Serve immediately.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Stick to it