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I'm not done playing with Indian spices. :)

By Raquel Teixeira
Posted Sep 14, 2011 in Food
What can I say? It's not only me on this Indian/Middle Eastern kick, my mom is just as much in love with the spices as I am. I don't remember exactly how I found this recipe...I know I didn't go looking for Indian recipes, I think I just found it as a recently reviewed recipe on AR (which is a great way to stumble upon recipes you would never go looking for but somehow they find you!).
It's a skewered pork kabob recipe that is so tender and full of flavour that I ate the leftovers for breakfast. So? Breath was a bit of an issue that day but these are the choices we make in life.
Without further adieu, here are the recipes below: (I paired it with my own spin on spicy sweet potatoes)
Grilled Indian Spiced Pork & Onion Kabobs
Ingredients - this made 6 large skewers
5 lbs of pork sirloin roast, cubed
2 medium yellow onions, quartered
2 red peppers, quartered (I left this out because I didn't have)
As many skewers as necessary, soaked in water if using wooden ones.
Indian spice paste:
4 large cloves garlic
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
To make Indian spice paste, place garlic in food processor and process until minced. Add spices, lemon juice, oil, and water. Process until thoroughly combined, or could do it old school and use a morter and pestle and work on those biceps.
Place pork in large self-sealing plastic bag or a big ol bowl will do. Pour paste over pork and massage the pork until well coated. Again we're working on our biceps. By the time we're done, you've burned more calories than you have consumed. Boom goes the dynamite.
Pork marinating in an Indian spice paste
Pork marinating in an Indian spice paste
Seal bag or the bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
Preheat grill to medium high. Thread pork onto skewers, alternating with pieces of onion and red peppers if you chose to keep it in.
Skewered pork and onions.
Skewered pork and onions.
Spray grill grate with vegetable oil spray. Grill kabobs over direct heat for total of 8-10 minutes, until it's well charred but still pink on the inside. Don't ask me how I know it's pink on the inside while it's cooking. I just do.
Grilling Indian Spiced Pork & Onion Kabobs
Grilling Indian Spiced Pork & Onion Kabobs
Serve with a side of basmati rice, naan bread or baked sweet potato fries!
Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients - serves approx 4
2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into wedges or fries
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375F.
In a bowl toss the sweet potatoes with all the spices and olive oil.
Spiced up sweet potatoes about to go in the oven.
Spiced up sweet potatoes about to go in the oven.
Spread them evenly on a foiled lined baking sheet and cook for about 25 minutes, tossing them half way through.
Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Hope you enjoy this spicy duo! :)

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