Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pork and Mushroom Skewers with Basil Sauce

This is the recipe I came up with tonight to think of a new way to grill pork. The skewers turned out really yummy and along with some grilled potatoes the meal was quick and easy to clean up. This recipe makes about 4 servings.

Here is how:
1. Take a 1 pound pork tenderloin and trim any excess fat and skin from the meat.

2. Cut the tenderloin in half lengthwise and then cut each half into bite size pieces.

3. In a large bowl, whisk:
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp of salt (I used pink Himalayan salt for extra flavor)
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

4. Add the pork and about 18 cremini mushrooms to the bowl and toss to evenly coat them with the oil mixture.

5. Thread the pork and mushrooms onto skewers, alternating them.

6. Allow the skewers to stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before grilling.

7. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk:
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs. white wine vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

8. Grill the skewers of direct high heat until the pork is barely pink in the center and the mushrooms are tender (about 5-6 minutes)..turning occasionally.

9. Spoon some sauce over the skewers and serve warm.

Here is to warm weather and grilling fun! xo

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