Hey pals! It’s crazy Christmas month and I have not prepared pork since a long time. Last time I prepared Sweet and Sour Pork, and I’m glad that everyone appreciated it so much. So a big thank you. This time I thought of including a marinade recipe, coz it has a unique flavor of it’s own. Skewers add on to the party mood. Tangy food on the stick make a great appetizer. Everyone loves preparing skewers for their utmost ease and versatility.
A well prepared marinade not only keeps the grilling food flavorful and moist, but they make it healthier imbibing the citrus agent within. The best part is that this is a flexible recipe where in you can grill or fry pork as per choice. Nevertheless, they are a great addition to a buffet table. An appetizer is incomplete without crazy Christmas dips. Isn't it? More than these tangy pork skewers, I’m excited about the cucumber, dill and yogurt dip. The winning dip would definitely score big at any gathering. This is truly a party dip. So, ready for the party fun with some real tasty yummzz?
2 cups Plain Yogurt,
8 small White Onions,
4 minced Garlic Cloves,
900 grams Pork Cubes,
1 diced Red Bell Pepper,
1 diced Yellow Bell Pepper,
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice,
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin,
1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander.
1. Prepare the marinade. In a bowl combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and coriander. Mix well. Add pork, cover and refrigerate for about 6 hours.
2. Cut bell peppers into squares. Add pork, onions and peppers onto the skewers. Preheat the grill.
3. Grill for about 35 minutes or until pork is cooked properly. You can also fry incase you are fond of fried pork yummzz. Serve with your favorite dip.
Cucumber, Dill and Yogurt Dip
This is my favorite dip. The best part of this dip is that it can be made a day before the Christmas. Keep it in refrigerator and serve when the skewers are completely ready.
2 cups Yogurt,
1 tablespoon Salt,
1 grated Cucumber,
1/2 cup Sour Cream,
1 tablespoon Olive Oil,
1 minced Garlic Clove,
2 tablespoons minced Dill,
2 tablespoons Lemon juice.
1. Take a bowl. Place yogurt in sieve. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to drain in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Mix cucumber and 1 tablespoon salt in small bowl. Cover and chill 3 hours. Transfer drained yogurt to another bowl.
3. Mix in sour cream, lemon juice, dill and garlic. Squeeze out excess liquid from cucumber. Stir cucumber into yogurt.
4. Season with pepper. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Enjoy with skewers :D