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Pinchos Morunos (Spanish Pork Skewers)

Lauren Aloise
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!
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417.42 kcal


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon for marinade
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Trim the pork loin of excess fat and then cut into 1.5 inch cubes and put into a large freezer bag
  • Mix all spices, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl and then pour over the pork cubes
  • Seal the bag and toss the spice mixture with the pork, then marinate in the fridge overnight (or a minimum of 2 hours)
  • Remove the marinated pork cubes and place on metal skewers with a little bit of space between each cube
  • Grill on a high heat until browned on the outside but just cooked through (don't overcook or they'll be dry!)
  • Rest the skewers for five minutes and serve with lemon wedges


Calories: 417.42kcalCarbohydrates: 5.41gProtein: 47.89gFat: 22.3gSaturated Fat: 4.64gCholesterol: 147.42mgSodium: 704.73mgPotassium: 998.11mgFiber: 1.76gSugar: 0.71gVitamin A: 881IUVitamin C: 8.84mgCalcium: 49.9mgIron: 4.24mg
Keyword Pinchos Morunos, pork kabobs, pork skewers
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