When the smell of the grill fills the summer air, there’s nothing I love more than sitting outside enjoying a wonderful meal with family and friends.
Last weekend, I was at a gorgeous wedding and the main course (grilled chicken) was served on skewers with a delightfully, refreshing cucumber dipping sauce. It reminded me of how we can take typical, everyday items and make them extra special by just serving them up in a different ways like Kabobs.
Kabobs are just perfect for summer entertaining and this easy Teriyaki Pork Kabob recipe’s jewel is in the simple Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. but of course, if you have store bought Teriyaki, that works well too.
As summer produce begins harvesting, mix and match your favorite veggies, as well as meats. There’s no right or wrong for Kabobs. With company, it’s such an easy finger food and there’s so many ways to serve such a variety.
What are some of your favorite Kabob combinations?
I’d love to be inspired.
Recipe: Easy Teriyaki Pork Kabobs
- Prepared Teriyaki sauce, halved
- 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 lb, cut into 1 in cubes
- 16 medium fresh mushrooms
- 2 large red onions, cut into wedges
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- zucchini chunks
- * mix and match your favorite vegetables
- Gather your skewers together, either metal or wood. If you use wood, soak the skewers in water while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. (Soaking the skewers helps the meat and veggies from sticking to them.)
- Preheat grill to medium.
- Rinse and trim the mushrooms, if necessary. Otherwise, leave mushrooms whole.
- Peel and cut onion into wedges.
- Trim silver skin from pork tenderloin and discard. Slice tenderloin into bit sized pieces, about 1 in each.
- Set aside half of the Teriyaki sauce for serving.
- Thread the pork, mushrooms, onions and other veggies onto the skewers.
- Grill the skewers over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until pork is no longer pink.
- Baste the skewers frequently with teriyaki sauce.
- Put a grape tomato on the end of each skewer and grill for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
- Test pork with a meat thermometer for doneness. The pork’s internal temperature should read about 165°F.
- serve kabobs immediately with dipping sauce.
- If you want a little bit of extra flavor, try soaking your wooden skewers in a combination of beef broth and soy sauce.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4