Pinchos Morunos (Spanish Pork Skewers)
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 4
These addictive Spanish pork skewers are called pincho morunos because of their fascinating history. The marinade is a delicious blend of spices and they make the perfect tapa!
  • 2 pounds of pork tenderloin (cleaned of excess fat/veins)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (for marinade)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)
  1. Trim the pork loin of excess fat and then cut into 1.5 inch cubes and put into a large freezer bag
  2. Mix all spices, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl and then pour over the pork cubes
  3. Seal the bag and toss the spice mixture with the pork, then marinate in the fridge overnight (or a minimum of 2 hours)
  4. Remove the marinated pork cubes and place on metal skewers with a little bit of space between each cube
  5. Grill on a high heat until browned on the outside but just cooked through (don't overcook or they'll be dry!)
  6. Rest the skewers for five minutes and serve with lemon wedges
Recipe by Spanish Sabores - Simple Spanish Recipes & Travel Tips at