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Grilled Pork Skewers With Currant Brown Butter

Amanda Haas


Grilled Pork Skewers With Currant Brown Butter

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

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Hickory

Pig on a stick. You read that right - we’re grilling up pork skewers and drenching them in a rich and smoky currant brown butter sauce.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

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  • 1 Pound Pork Loin, boneless

  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 5 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 Cup butter

  • 2 Clove garlic clove, thinly sliced

  • salt

  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 Tablespoon Currants, dried

  • 1 Tablespoon capers, drained

  • Cup Pine Nuts

Steps

  • 1

    Pro Tip: Combine the diced pork (approx. 1-in cubes) with the salt and toss, then refrigerate overnight if possible. If that's not an option, salt at least two hours in advance.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Pound Pork Loin, boneless

    • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2

    One hour before cooking, remove the pork from the refrigerator. Soak 8 wood skewers in water for 30 minutes so they do not burn on the grill. After the skewers have soaked, toss the meat with the tablespoon of olive oil. Thread equal amounts of meat on the skewers.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 4

    To make the Brown Butter Sauce: In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat the butter until it begins to turn brown and emit a nutty fragrance, about 5 minutes. Immediately add the oil, then add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon zest and juice, currants, and capers and cook until the sauce has reduced slightly and the lemon juice mellows, about 2 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts and mint. Set aside while the pork cooks.
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 Cup butter

    • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

    • 2 Clove garlic clove, thinly sliced

    • Pinch salt

    • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest

    • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

    • 3 Tablespoon Currants, dried

    • 1 Tablespoon capers, drained

    • Cup Pine Nuts

  • 5

    Place the skewers on the grill over high heat and cook for 1 minute on each side until seared. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the pork is cooked through but still juicy. Allow the skewers to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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  • 6

    If desired, place skewers on a bed of arugula or mixed baby greens. Drizzle skewers with some of the butter sauce and serve with the remaining sauce. Enjoy!

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