Ginger-Orange Pork Skewers

Give guests’ taste buds a pleasant little jolt with these low-fat pork skewer appetizers, marinated in (and served with) an orange-ginger sauce.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 20

1
cup orange marmalade
1/3
cup dry sherry or orange juice
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 3/4
lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
20
wooden skewers (6 to 8 inch)

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all ingredients except pork and skewers. Place pork cubes in resealable plastic food-storage bag. Pour half of the marmalade mixture over pork; seal bag. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, turning bag occasionally. Refrigerate remaining marmalade mixture to use as dipping sauce.
  • 2 Meanwhile, soak skewers in water 30 minutes to prevent burning.
  • 3 Set oven control to broil. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray foil or paper with cooking spray. Remove pork from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Thread 2 pork cubes on end of each skewer. Place in pan.
  • 4 Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 minutes. Turn skewers; broil about 5 minutes longer or just until pork is no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, heat remaining marmalade mixture in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly; use as dipping sauce.

Expert Tips

Make sure to cut the pork into cubes of the same size so the meat will cook evenly.

To bake skewers, line and spray pan as directed. Bake skewers in pan 450°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.