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Broiled Cha Siu Pork Skewers

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Servings: Serves 8

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 65 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoon mirin (or rice wine, found in the international aisle)
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chinese 5 spice powder (found in the Spice aisle)
2 lb boneless, skinless center-cut pork loin chops, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 each orange or red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 each zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 3/4-inch pieces
1 pt grape tomatoes
1/2 each red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (1 lb.) container Fresh pineapple chunks, drained and cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions

note: You will need at least 2 dozen bamboo skewers.1. In a large bowl, combine garlic, ginger, mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and five-spice powder. Whisk until evenly blended. Transfer 1/3 cup of the marinade to a covered container and refrigerate.
2. Add pork to the remaining marinade in the bowl and toss well until coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or as long as overnight.
3. At least 15 minutes before you plan to cook the pork, soak the bamboo skewers in water. Preheat broiler to high. Remove pork and reserved marinade from the fridge.
4. Working one skewer at a time, thread 3 pieces of pork and 2 peppers with zucchini, tomato, onion, and pineapple. Repeat until all skewers are prepared. You may have a few veggies left; skewer them as well and save for leftovers.
5. Line a broiling pan with foil and broil 4 to 8 skewers at a time for 5 minutes. Brush with reserved marinade, turn, brush again, and broil for an additional 5 minutes. (Alternately, heat grill for 20 minutes. Grill skewers for 5 minutes, turn, brush with glaze, and cook an additional 5 minutes.)
6. Transfer skewers to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm while broiling remaining skewers. Drizzle any remaining marinade over cooked skewers and serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2011

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories 270 kcal (13%)
Calories from Fat 90 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 10 g (15%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (15%)
Cholesterol 70 mg (23%)
Sodium 310 mg (12%)
Total Carbohydrates 18 g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 23 g (38%)
Vitamins
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Minerals
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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