Pork with Tropical Fruit Kabobs

Grilled pork and tropical fruit kabobs-filling Hawaiian-style dinner-ready in just 25 minutes!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons pineapple juice
1/2
teaspoon soy sauce
1
teaspoon liquid smoke
6
boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (1 lb)
6
skewers (10 inch)
2
large firm ripe bananas, cut into 3-inch pieces
12
chunks fresh or canned pineapple
1
medium red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch squares
1/2
red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
3
tablespoons rum, or 1 tablespoon rum extract plus 2 tablespoons water
3
tablespoons honey

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  • 1 In resealable food-storage plastic bag or shallow dish, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce and liquid smoke. Place pork in bag in single layer, rubbing mixture well into both sides of pork. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. On each skewer, thread banana, pineapple, bell pepper and onion pieces. In small bowl, mix rum and honey. Brush mixture over kabobs, reserving some of mixture to brush on kabobs during grilling.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place pork and kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning and brushing kabobs with rum mixture once halfway through cooking, until pork is slightly pink in center and kabobs are hot.
  • 1 In resealable food-storage plastic bag or shallow dish, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce and liquid smoke. Place pork in bag in single layer, rubbing mixture well into both sides of pork. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. On each skewer, thread banana, pineapple, bell pepper and onion pieces. In small bowl, mix rum and honey. Brush mixture over kabobs, reserving some of mixture to brush on kabobs during grilling.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place pork and kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning and brushing kabobs with rum mixture once halfway through cooking, until pork is slightly pink in center and kabobs are hot.

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"Serving fruit with pork is typically Hawaiian. Whenever we serve a new food, we talk about different cultures. It's a great learning experience for the kids." Andi

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.