Pork Souvlaki with Honeyed Apricots

Total Time:
3 hr 45 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the Souvlaki:
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-to-2-inch chunks
  • For the Apricots:
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 3/4 cup dry rose or white wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 12 plump dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • Greek yogurt, for serving
Directions

Prepare the souvlaki: Combine the shallots, garlic, oregano, jalapeno, lemon juice and olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork, turn to coat, and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Soak 12 to 16 wooden skewers in water, at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the honeyed apricots: Bring the lime juice, wine, honey and shallot to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the apricots and cook until the mixture is syrupy, about 12 minutes.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium. Remove the pork from the marinade and thread 2 pieces onto each skewer. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Fold the mint and pine nuts into the apricot mixture. Serve the souvlaki with a dollop of yogurt and the apricot mixture.

Photograph by Jim Franco


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