Caribbean Pork and Couscous Salad
Grilled pork kabobs seasoned Caribbean-style adorn a lively couscous salad topped with fruit and tangy vinaigrette.
- 2 boneless pork chops, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 Tbs Caribbean-style rub
- 1 10 oz package couscous
- 2 cups water, boiling
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
- 4 Tbs olive oil
- 2 Tbs orange juice
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbs pecans, chopped
- Caribbean-style rub4 tsp ground allspice
- 1 Tbs each dried thyme
- 1 Tbs paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper.
- To make the Caribbean-style rub, combine the allspice, thyme, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in a plastic bag and shake till mixed.
- Add the pork cubes to the bag with the rub and shake until the pork is evenly coated. Skewer the pork and grill over medium-hot fire for 8 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly.
- While the prok cooks, in large bowl combine couscous and boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon salt; let sit 5 minutes. Stir cherries and green onions into couscous. Arrange cucumber slices around the edge of four dinner plates; equally portion couscous mixture onto plates; topping with orange slices and pork cubes.
- Stir together oil, orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over salads and garnish each salad with some chopped pecans.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Ingredient Tip: You may also find Caribbean-style rub at the store and use it in place of the rub recipe here.
Calories from Fat 164 (27%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Total Carbohydrate 92g
(37%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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