Pinchitos Morunos (Spanish Pork Kebabs)

Pinchitos Morunos (spanish Pork Kebabs) Recipe

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Diana Adcock


Beautiful Spanish tapas. If you wish you can reduce serving amount to 4 for a main dish.

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3 Hr
15 Min


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1 1/2 lb
pork tenderloin
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 tsp
2 tsp
pinchito spice mix (recipe follows)
1/2 tsp
coriander seeds
1 tsp
sweet smoked paprika
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
5 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 tsp
freshly grated lemon zest
pinchito spice mix = 1/4 cup
1 tsp
each: sea salt, cumin, coriander, oregano, granulated garlic, turmeric, caraway seed, red pepper flakes, black pepper
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
each: cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, ground clove

How to Make Pinchitos Morunos (Spanish Pork Kebabs)


  • 1Place all ingredients for the Pinchito Spice Mix into a spice grinder-pulse until spices are well blended and bay leaf is mulched up. Place in a sealed spice shaker and set aside.
  • 2Cut pork tenderloin into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 3Place in a medium mixing bowl, set aside.
  • 4Using a mortar or the flat side of a kitchen knife mash garlic.
  • 5Work the remaining dry ingredients into the mashed garlic.
  • 6Scrape into bowl containing pork cubes.
  • 7Add the oil, lemon juice and zest, stirring really well. You want each piece coated.
  • 8Cover and marinate for 3 hours.
  • 9Prepare grill.
  • 10Skewer pork onto soaked wooden skewers or metal ones.
  • 11Grill over high heat or hot coals for 3 minutes on each side.
  • 12Serve with warm, crusty bread, lemon wedges and wine.

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About Pinchitos Morunos (Spanish Pork Kebabs)

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Spanish
Hashtag: #Dinner-Party

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