Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious!
Grilled Port Skewers
Want to make a simple, delicious recipe for your next barbecue that will wow all of your guests? This is it. The marinade is super easy and the pork will turn out juicy and flavorful. If you don’t have a grill, don’t pass on this recipe. It will work just fine in the oven or on a grill pan on your stove stop.
Pair these with gilled skewered vegetables. Some to try: zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, button mushrooms and bell peppers.
1/3 cup brown sugar
12 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce*
½ medium onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin, cut into 1 1/2 –inch cubes
5 bamboo skewers
Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to grilling so they won’t burn on the grill. Mix sugar, soy sauce, onion, pepper and garlic in a large bowl. Add the cubed pork and turn to coat. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 3 to 4 hours. If possible, marinate overnight for best flavor.
Preheat grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grate. Thread the pork onto the prepared skewers. Discard marinade Place pork skewers on preheated grill and cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
*To make this recipe gluten free, use tamari sauce, which is made with 100% soybeans and no wheat.
Per serving: 276 Calories; 6g Fat (20.9% calories from fat); 2g Saturated Fat; 40g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 118mg Cholesterol; 1,055mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 5 ½ Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; ½ Other Carbohydrates
Recipe is low fat and low calorie. It’s gluten free if using tamari sauce instead of regular soy sauce.
Recipe courtesy of LowFatLifestyle.com. Visit them on the web and get more free recipes and healthy-cooking tips at LowFatLifestyle.com