Cubano Pork Appetizer Skewers and Cilantro-Citrus Dip

  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 3 mins

Ingredients

1/2 pound boneless pork chops, thin cut
16 -- cubes ham, 3/4-inch
16 -- cubes Swiss cheese, 3/4-inch
24 -- mini dill pickles
8 -- skewers , (8 to 10 inches)
Cubano Rub:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
1-1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves or oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika, (sweet)
Cilantro-Citrus Dip:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, combine ingredients for rub. Spread on both sides of pork chops. Grill chops or broil 4 inches from heat source 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 1/2-inch strips.

  2. On each skewer, thread 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube, 1 pickle, 1 strip roasted pork (skewered three times in an "s" shape), 1 pickle, 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube and 1 pickle.

  3. For dip, combine all dip ingredients in small bowl. Makes about 1/2 cup.  Serve along side kabobs.  

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