These delicious kabobs combine cubes of brine-cured pork with pineapple chunks and hot peppers. Brine-curing the pork makes it soft, tender, and juicy. The pork is cut into small pieces so it only needs to be cured for four hours.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2001


Recipe Summary

Makes 8


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  • Combine the water, sugar, salt, bay leaves, peppercorns, allspice, and garlic in a nonreactive bowl. Add pork, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain, and set aside.

  • Thread 4 cubes of pork, alternating with pineapple chunks and pepper halves, onto 8 skewers. Brush with glaze, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Arrange skewers, off direct heat, on a hot grill. Grill, rotating skewers and brushing with remaining glaze and olive oil to prevent sticking as necessary, until pork is cooked through but juicy in the center, about 12 minutes, depending on heat of grill. Pineapples and peppers should be soft and charred. Serve with choice of condiments.