Challenging Arts & Crafts

Pork Skewers with Braised Vegetables

This was actually a spontaneous decision to cook my leftover pork filet today... so the meat wouldn´t get spoiled. For me, the easiest way to get rid of it was to make skewers... so here´s how I made them... Remember, this dish is so delicious aside from the fact that it is easy and quick to prepare and cook... I hope you´d try this one..

 Pork Skewers with Braised Vegetables

(makes 2 servings)

300 grams Pork filet cut into thin elongated strips
 of around 6-7cm long
1 red bell pepper, cut into bite pieces, around 2x3 cm 
10 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves  
1 medium size onion, diced
2 cloves crushed garlic
10 medium size champignons/mushrooms (quartered)
1 zucchini cut into bite pieces
1 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
soy sauce
olive oil
salt & pepper
wooden skewers


1. Set aside a cup of the cut vegetables to be used for the skewers. 

Heat 2 tbsps. olive oil in a casserole and fry the crushed garlic til the pieces become golden brown. Add the onions and fry for 1 minute. 

2. Add all rest of vegetable ingredients to the casserole and stir-fry til all pieces become medium soft. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon soy sauce to randomly cover the  vegetable pieces,  cook for about 5 minutes. 
Add 2 spoons of vegetable broth or water. Cover the casserole and braise the vegetable for 8 minutes under low fire. 

Season with salt & pepper. Set aside, keep warm for later use as by-dish for the skewers.

For the skewers:

Slide the pork strips into the skewer alternately with the cut vegetables. Brush all sides of the meat with soy sauce. Season with salt & pepper. Let stand for about ten minutes.

In a hot frying pan with 3 table spoons of olive oil, fry each skewer until all sides are golden brown and crispy. Arrange the skewers and the braised vegetables on a platter. Serve hot with couscous or rice or white bread. Can go with white wine or beer...

Guten Appetit!