Tonight we decided to have family Tapas night for dinner . Pinchitos are Spain’s answer to the kebab,typically made with lamb or pork,but turkey or chicken could work too. Pinchito spice powder is sold on the internet, but a mild curry powder with the addition of Spanish paprika and a few other herbs and spices and you have a close replica. We included Patatas Bravas, Spanish garlic shrimp and cilantro rice, Spain right here in my kitchen !!!
Photograph by Rahul Mahtani
1 lb lean pork,cut into small cubes
2 garlic cloves,finely chopped
2 tsp salt
1 tsp mild curry powder or Pinchito spice mixture
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp Spanish paprika
1/4 tsp dried thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbps lemon juice
Bamboo skewers, soaked for half an hour.
Crush the garlic with the salt and work in the rest of the ingredients except the pork. Place pork in a non reactive dish and rub on the spice mixture . Cover and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Skewer the meat onto the soaked skewers and place on hot grill,cook till done . Serve