Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dorm Room Dinner: Chipotle-Honey Pork Skewers

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Whenever I see the word "honey" my first thought is not to go straight to the food (shock, I know), but to my own honey.  So when I saw we had honey in our basket from Local Happiness, I decided to pay homage to my own honey and got to work creating a marinade / sauce that he would devour without complaint. 

I probably exceeded my own expectations on this one because dinner was absolutely silent as John munched down on as may skewers as he could fit in his mouth.  Not joking here and sorry "honey", if you're reading this!  Honey is such a versatile ingredient that it can do wonderful things in desserts or main dishes alike.  I love how it really tones down the spiciness of these skewers.

Yeah, they are still spicy, but they are also pleasantly sweet.  I also love how this marinade really sticks to the pork - it makes them a little sticky and is absolutely perfect over some fluffy brown rice (to mop up all that extra stickiness).  They are the perfect grilled meal and something we can throw together when we get home from a long day of work. 
Chipotle-Honey Pork Skewers
Serves:  4
1 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup Bell Honey
2 tablespoons chipotle sauce
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Dice the tenderloin into uniform 2-inch pieces.  Season with salt and pepper and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, honey, chipotle sauce, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.  Mix until well combined.  Toss with pork pieces and marinate at least 15 minutes, up to overnight.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.  Place pork pieces on skewers and grill 3-5 minutes per side, until fully cooked through.  Serve immediately.

Until the next time my oven is on...

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