Magazine article Sunset

Spice on the Grill

Magazine article Sunset

Spice on the Grill

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Give that meatball dinner a twist

Spicy Pork Skewers

Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.

PREP AND COOK TIME: 20 minutes

MAKES: 4 to 6 servings

1 ¼ pounds ground pork

1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground paprika

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes (if using metal skewers, proceed to step 2). Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the pork, garlic, cumin, paprika, onion, salt, and pepper. Form into small meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball, then thread the meat onto the skewers.

3. Lay skewers over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes. …

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