Spanish Pork Skewers

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

A delicious hot tapas classic is called pinchos moruños, or Moorish skewers—essentially, little kebabs marinated in Arabic (Moorish) spices and grilled, usually on a hot steel plancha. I use a cast-iron pan or griddle. Because Muslim Arabs wouldn’t eat pork, one presumes the original dish was made with lamb or goat. Now, however, in most Spanish tapas bars, small cubes of pork are seasoned with garlic, cumin, coriander, pimentón, and sometimes oregano. Once skewered, they need only a