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By sallye bates
from Austin, TX

This is another recipe from my Mother's 1984 "skinny" cookbook. Each serving is approximately 250 calories.

serves 6
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 25 Min
method Broil


  • 1-1/2 lb
    boneless pork loin (lean)
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried thyme (or 4 sprigs fresh))
  • 1 md
    bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil (or 10 fresh leaves)
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped italian parsley leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt

How To Make

  • 1
    Cut meat into bite sized cubes and place in large ziplock bag.
  • 2
    In small mixing bowl, crush garlic cloves and bay leaf, then add all other spices.
  • 3
    Add all other ingredients except meat to bowl and blend well with wire whisk
  • 4
    Pour herb mixture over meat in bag. Seal bag and place in refrigerator overnight
  • 5
    When ready to cook, pour meat into colander and drain. Thread meat in equal portions onto skewers. NOTE: IIF YOU USE BAMBOO SKEWERS, SOAK IN WATER FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTEs BEFORE USING.
  • 6
    Preheat oven broiler or charcoal grill
  • 7
    Place skewers on broiler rack and place in oven 4"-6" from heat. Broil about 15 minutes, turning frequently until meat is done.
  • 8
    Good served over https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/rice-side/jamaican-me-crazy-rice.html with a side of https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/vegetable/caramelized-green-beans-w-bacon-sallye.html