Foodie Blog Roll 2

Monday, July 18, 2011

Island Pork Meatball Kabobs with Grilled Pineapple Cilantro Salsa

Here's another healthy summer meal to show your grill how much you love it. :) These gingery island meatballs are fun to eat and the grilled pineapple makes this salsa feel fancy. Give it a try!

Island Pork Meatball Kabobs with Grilled Pineapple Salsa


Island Pork Meatball Kabobs   
      serves 8
1 1/2 - 2 lb ground pork
1/2 C cracker crumbs (I used Toll House, whole wheat)
1 egg
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 C onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 T light brown sugar
2 T soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1 tsp sriracha
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


Mix pork, cracker crumbs and egg together in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, use hands if desired. Roll into 32 balls; they should be about 1 inch in diameter.

Place on skewers and grill. Grill for a few minutes, until meat is cooked through. 

I was a little worried that the meatballs would fall off the skewers, but they stayed on just fine.

Grilled Pineapple Cilantro Salsa
4 - 1 inch pineapple rings
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
Juice from 1 whole lime
Cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

Grill pineapple rings for a few minutes on each side. 

Let cool slightly, then chop and put in bowl. Add the onion, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Stir to combine.

This salsa would also be excellent on fish or in tacos. I used the left overs in scrambled egg whites for a  delicious breakfast.

This is a quick and simple meal to entertain with. I'm sure these meatballs would be great cooked in the oven also.


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