Pork KebabsYou might as well double this recipe because it’s going to disappear! Fabulous in a wrap the next day, topping to a vermicelli salad or simply on their own, these kabobs are fast and phenomenal with the apple sauce marinade allowing the kabobs to caramelize under the broiler. The Mott’s Fruitsations Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce is equally easy to make and has that flavour every family member will love. Extend the sauce with chicken broth to make a sensational dressing for a noodle salad.

Pork Kabobs

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinating time: 30 minutes to 8 hours

Baking time: 16-18 minutes

1 large pork tenderloin, trimmed (1-1/2 lb or 675g)

1 x 111 g Mott’s Fruitsations Unsweetened Apple fruit snack (approx. 1/3 cup or 75 mL)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

2 tbsp (30 mL) light soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard powder (or substitute 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard)

1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice

6 bamboo (soaked in water) or stainless steel skewers

Cut pork tenderloin into even ½-inch x ½-inch cubes, set aside. In a medium bowl, combine Mott’s Fruitsations, garlic, vegetable oil, soy sauce, mustard and lemon juice; add pork tenderloin and marinate for 30 minutes to 8 hours in the refrigerator.

Place oven rack to lower level and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Thread cubes onto skewers, shaking off excess marinade and place onto a foil-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes each side or until kabobs reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).  Serve immediately with Mott’s Fruitsations Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce, Jasmine rice and Asian coleslaw.

 

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

 

Makes: approximately ½ cup or 125 mL

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 2-3 minutes

Microwave time: 30 seconds on high

1 x 111 g Mott’s Fruitsations Unsweetened Apple fruit snack (approx. 1/3 cup or 75 mL)

2 tbsp (30 mL) smooth peanut butter

½ tsp (2 mL) each: curry powder and lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan, heat over medium heat and whisk constantly just until ingredients are combined, transfer to serving dish.  Alternatively, place apple sauce and peanut butter in a small microwave-proof dish, heat on high for 30 seconds or until peanut butter is softened. Whisk in curry powder, lemon juice and garlic chili sauce (optional) and cilantro (optional), transfer to serving dish and enjoy.

Serve with Mott’s Fruitsations Apple Marinated Pork Kabobs as a dip or spread. Dilute with chicken broth to make a delicious salad dressing.

Options:

Spice it up: add 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic chili sauce

Make it more adult: 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly chopped cilantro

Nutrient Analysis per serving of skewers with dipping sauce: 280 calories, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 40 g protein, 459 mg sodium. Excellent source of niacin, thiamin, vitamin B12, and zinc.  (Note: No rice or coleslaw included in analysis.)

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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