Inspired by the success of my Clementine-Soy Chicken Thighs, I’ve been looking for more ways to incorporate clementines into savory dishes. In this recipe, the sweet-tart fruit combines beautifully with rum, brown sugar, and warm spices to make a glaze for grilled pork kebabs. Served with cilantro-lime rice, these are a quick and easy dinner that bring a little bit of summertime flair to the dead of winter.
(I can’t believe I’m posting a grilled recipe in February, but we’re having such a mild winter this year that it doesn’t make sense not to use it – usually the grill is buried under about 4 feet of snow this time of the year). If the weather where you are isn’t as gorgeous, the broiler in your oven will work just as well.)
Caribbean Pork and Clementine Kebabs
- 6 Clementines
- 2 tablespoons Rum
- 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Coriander
- ¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ pound Pork Tenderloin cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1 Red Onion cut into 8 wedges
- 1 Red Bell Pepper cut into 2-inch pieces
- Combine the juice from 3 clementines, rum, brown sugar, cumin, coriander, and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sugar had melted and the liquid has reduced to a thin glaze. Remove from heat and whisk in the olive oil. Allow to cool.
- Transfer half the glaze to a bowl. Add the pork. Cover and let marinate for 20 minutes.
- Heat the grill to medium-high. Cut the remaining clementines into quarters. Thread clementine segments, pork, onion, and pepper onto skewers. Grill for 6 minutes, then baste with the remaining glaze. Turn the skewars and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
8 thoughts on “Caribbean Pork and Clementine Kebabs”
Those look so colorful and flavorful. Love pairing pork with fruit: have done pork/grapes kabobs in the past, but clementines are perfect for the winter time.
Keep the grill recipes coming…the weather here is super nice and it’s been grill season all winter long!
my hubby looked over and now that looks good
Oranges are so delicious this time of the of year!!! I cracked an orange this morning and had juice running down my arm. These kebabs would be a great way to showcase this winter fruit!
This weather has been absurdly crazy. And absurdly crazy weather calls for absurdly delicious food! Case in point.
I love global warming! 😉
your first photo is so inviting – looks GREAT