Cider-soaked BBQ pork kebabs


½ x 568ml bottle Stella Artois Cidre
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 cloves garlic, halved
8 sprigs thyme
420g essential Waitrose British Pork Fillet, cubed
2 courgettes, thickly sliced
8 shallots, halved
1 red pepper, seeded and thickly sliced
Olive oil spray 


1. Place the cider in a large glass bowl and stir in 2 tbsp of the maple syrup, the garlic cloves and half the thyme sprigs. Add the pork and leave to soak for at least an hour or overnight.

2. Lift out the pork, discarding the marinade. Thread the meat and vegetables alternately onto 8 skewers. Spray lightly with the oil.

3. Barbecue, grill or griddle the skewers for 15–20 minutes, turning regularly until cooked through.

4. Strip the leaves from the remaining thyme sprigs and stir into the remaining maple syrup. Brush onto the skewers and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes until shiny and nicely browned. Serve with leafy salad and a chilled glass of the remaining cider.

Cook’s tip
A metal skewer works best with meat as it helps to cook faster.
If you’re using wooden skewers, ensure you soak them in water
for 30 minutes before using so they don’t burn on the grill.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes + marinating
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes + marinating

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,378kJ
Fat 16.6g
Saturated Fat 4.1g
Carbohydrate 18.9g
Sugars 16.9g
Protein 26g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 2.3g

per serving

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This recipe was first published in Tue Jul 21 09:45:00 BST 2015.