This pork skewers recipe will bring the taste of Italy to any meal that you serve. Italians love the simplicity and ease of skewered meats. The key is to keep the recipe simple so that the natural flavor of the meat is highlighted.
As one of the most common meats used in Italian cooking, pork is a staple across many of the cuisines of the region. This delicious recipe coats the meat in a mixture of sweet and spicy flavors to create a mouth-watering addition to any Italian meal.
Ingredients for Hot & Spicy Pork Skewers Recipe
- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you prefer more heat in your recipe
- 1 red pepper (optional)
- 1 green pepper (optional)
Preparation for Hot & Spicy Pork Skewers Recipe
Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat. Lightly brush the grill with oil to avoid sticking.
In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the teriyaki sauce, vegetable oil, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Cut the pork tenderloin into cubes that are approximately one-inch in size. Toss the pork cubes in the sauce mixture until the meat is completely coated.
Thread pork cubes onto skewers. To add more color and flavor, you can alternate the pork with red and green pepper chunks.
Grill the skewers for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning regularly so that meat is evenly cooked.
The versatile meat pairs nicely with a variety of wines and side dishes, making it a welcome addition to any Italian feast.
Try pairing this pork skewer recipe with a side of creamy risotto and freshly grilled vegetables such as asparagus or squash brushed with olive oil for a tasty meal that perfectly exemplifies the explosive flavors of Italian cuisine.
While your wine pairing should be a personal choice, red wines pair especially well with pork dishes. The fiery spice and sweetness of this particular skewer recipe pairs nicely with a robust red wine such as a shiraz or red zinfandel.
Best Wine Pairing: Chianti Classico