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Apricot-Basted Pork Sate with Grilled Fruit

No recipe image available.A simply elegant—but easy—dish featuring tender pork and dried apricots. Serve with rice or noodles to soak up the sauce, and a tossed green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut in 3-inch strips, 1/4-inch thick
1 small fresh pineapple, cut in spears or 1 (17-ounce) can pineapple chunks
4 fresh peaches, pitted and quartered
6 fresh apricots, halved
6 plums, halved
Apricot Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows)
Wine and Honey Baste (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Marinate pork strips in Apricot Barbecue Sauce overnight or at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain strips and reserve sauce for basting. Thread strips on skewers. Brush skewered pork with reserved sauce and place on lightly greased grill over direct heat.
  3. Grill for about 7 minutes, turning skewers occasionally. Brush meat with sauce; continue to turn skewered strips about 4 minutes or until done.
  4. About 10 minutes before serving, thread pineapple spears, apricots, peaches and plum halves on skewers. Brush fruit with Wine and Honey Baste before and during grilling. Serve when heated through.

Makes 6 servings.

Apricot Barbecue Sauce: Combine thoroughly 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup wine vinegar, 1/2 cup apricot nectar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder.

Wine and Honey Baste: Combine thoroughly 2 tablespoons Port, 3 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons melted butter.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.