Sunday, June 24, 2012

{Recipe} ~ Peach and Pork Kabobs

Weekends are the perfect time for trying out new recipes, especially on the grill! While Ryan and I were both in Greenville last weekend, we tried out several new recipes. After spending Saturday at the pool, we wanted something light on the grill. I had saved this recipe when I saw it in Southern Living, and I figured it would be easy enough to throw on the grill for a delicious dinner.

These were so good! The sauce was divine. This is a great recipe while peaches are in season! We bought some small peaches at the grocery store and the slices were a little too small for the skewers. I recommended slicing up the biggest peaches you can find, as they'll shrink under the heat on the grill! These are great for a summer cookout, perhaps for July 4th weekend! Enjoy!

Peach and Pork Kabobs


1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided
1 pound boneless pork loan, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes (I just used pork chops that I already had in the freezer)
3/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce
8 (10-inch) metal skewers
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large peaches, unpeeled and cut into 8 wedges each
1 large green pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces


  1. 1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Whisk together first 3 ingredients, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. rosemary; reserve 1/4 cup. Pour remaining mixture into a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add pork, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, cook barbecue sauce and reserved 1/4 cup mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Thread pork onto skewers, leaving a 1/8-inch space between pieces. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  4. 4. Thread peaches and bell peppers alternately onto other skewers, leaving a 1/8-inch space between pieces. Drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. rosemary.
  5. 5. Grill pork and fruit-and-vegetable kabobs at the same time, covered with grill lid. Grill pork, turning occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until done, brushing pork with barbecue sauce mixture during last 5 minutes of grilling. Grill fruit-and-vegetable kabobs 4 minutes on each side or until bell peppers are crisp-tender.

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