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Jan 26, 2014

Tropical Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

Tropical Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

These tropical pork and pineapple kebabs were a huge success in our house. The pork was flavorful and juicy, and the vegetables were "tender crisp."

Tropical Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Each month we are assigned a food blog from which to select a recipe to make. This month, I was assigned Bean of Without Adornment. She is the cutest chemical engineer I've ever "met." She is an amazing photographer, and, her blog is perfect for those who looking for gluten and other allergen free recipes.

I chose these Tropical Pork Pineapple Kebabs from her blog because I loved the tropical theme in February. When the winter blahs hit, take a tropical food "vacation." Her post also includes a great strawberry daiquiri and, of course, paper umbrellas!

Her original recipe included mushrooms. I substituted onion slices instead. Nice to meet you Bean!

For another grilled pineapple recipe, be sure to try grilled pineapple and red onion salsa

Tropical Pork and Pineapple Kebabs


3 C pineapple juice
1/3 C olive oil
3 T brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 small pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
1 sweet or brown onion, cut into rough 1 inch squares
2 T cornstarch dissolved in 2 T water


  1. Fill a zip lock bag with the pineapple juice, olive oil, sugar, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Close the bag and shake it to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the pork and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. 
  3. If you are using wooden skewers (I used metal), soak them in water for at least a half an hour. 
  4. Place the pork, pineapple, pepper, and a onion slices alternatively on the skewers. 
  5. Place the skewers on a broiler pan and preheat the oven to broil with the rack placed about 6 to 8 inches below the broiler. 
  6. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the dissolved cornstarch and reduce the marinade until thickened. 
  7. Brush the sauce over the skewers and place the pan under the broiler and broil for about 5 minutes. 
  8. Remove the pan from the oven, turn the skewers over, brush with more sauce, and return the pan to the oven for another 5 minutes. 

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  1. I love how bright this dish looks from the peppers and pineapple. I may have to take your suggestion, and make this soon to fool myself for a little while that it's sunny and warm, at least on my plate. :) Happy SRC reveal day!

  2. Pork and pineapple - great combination! Brings the aura of Summer to my mind, and that is a great thought!

    Happy Reveal Day!

  3. Mmm... makes me long for warmer "grilling" weather again! I LOVE kebabs - especially pineapple on the grill. Delicious! :) Great pick!!

  4. Yum! I forgot how tasty these were! Definitely a good pick me up in the middle of winter.
    Thank you for the lovely words! I'm glad that you liked my blog! :-)

  5. You are totally making me excited for summer with this recipe!! What a beautiful recipe! Happy SRC Day!

  6. I've made and blogged this recipe and ADORE IT! It's so delicious and just like April said - so bright. It's hard not to be happy when you have such colorful food in front of you :) Happy reveal day!

  7. I love the combination of flavors in this yummy dish~ Great SRC pick~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  8. What a fabulous idea for a late January post! The pineapple really pulls you into the dish! GREAT reveal pick!

  9. I almost made these when I had her blog, too.... they look yummy!!

  10. This is a perfect summer dish for these blustery cold winter days! Awesome pick this month :)

  11. Great combination of flavors! Love pineapple, will definitely have to try this!

  12. Yummy! I love Kebabs. You just can't go wrong with them.

  13. I love to make tropical recipes in winter too. I've been eyeing pineapple fried rice lately, but pork sounds so much better Karen! Great kebabs!

  14. I love the tropical flare in this recipe. Totally needed on these dark cold days. Great pick for SRC!

  15. Oh, pork and pineapple are amazing together!

  16. Pork and Pineapple, a perfect Hawaiian themed kebab!


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