Pork kebabs with nectarines in pancetta Recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 491 kCal 25%
Fat 25g 36%

A delicious twist on the usual kebab – perfect for a late summer barbecue!


  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp mild olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins or 750g (1½lb) boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of fat and sinew, cut into 4cm (1½in) cubes
  • 2 large nectarines
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 slices of pancetta, stretched a little and halved


  • In a large, shallow dish, mix the brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger. Add the cubes of pork and use your hands to mix it in and coat the meat well. Cover pork and leave to marinate for 2 hours, or overnight.

  • When ready to cook, thread the pork cubes on to 8 of the metal skewers. Cook on a griddle or barbecue for 3-4 minutes each side.

  • While the pork is cooking, halve and stone the nectarines and cut each half into 4 wedges. Sprinkle them with the lime juice, then wrap half a slice of pancetta around each piece. Put them on the 2 remaining skewers and grill them or pan-fry them in a little butter and oil until just browned. Serve kebabs with watercress, if you like.

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