Author Nik Sharma encourages you to roll out the grill for one final victory lap at the end of grilling season to make these pork skewers. Turmeric in the meat marinade and the couscous salad make this a uniquely-flavored cookout recipe.

Nik Sharma
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 30 mins
8 skewers plus 4 1/2 cups salad


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place pork in a bowl. In a small food processor pulse shallot, garlic, 2 Tbsp. of the lime juice, the garam masala, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of the turmeric, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; pour over pork. Toss to coat. Chill, covered, 1 hour.

  • Thread pork onto eight bamboo or metal skewers. Grill on rack of a covered grill directly over medium coals 4 to 6 minutes or until meat is still slightly pink in center, turning once.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan bring stock to a rolling boil with remaining salt and 1 tsp. olive oil. Once stock starts to boil, stir in couscous; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until couscous is tender. Fluff with a fork.

  • In a medium saucepan heat 2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high. Add sliced shallots; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until light brown. Add cashews, cherries, ginger, and remaining turmeric. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until cashews are golden brown and slightly seared.

  • In a large mixing bowl combined cooked couscous with shallot mixture. Fold in arugula and feta. Add remaining lime juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Transfer to a platter. Top with pork skewers. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Serve with lime wedges. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

503 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 90mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 53g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 10g; protein 34g; vitamin a 996.3IU; vitamin c 10.4mg; thiamin 0.9mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 8.2mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 1060mg; potassium 680mg; calcium 142mg; iron 2.9mg.