Cubano Pork Appetizer Skewers and Cilantro-Citrus Dip

  • TOTAL PREP TIME30 minutes
  • DIFFICULTY Easy

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Cubano Pork Appetizer Skewers and Cilantro-Citrus Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless pork chops thin cut
  • 16 cubes ham 3/4-inch
  • 16 cubes Swiss cheese 3/4-inch
  • 24 mini dill pickles
  • 8 skewers (8 to 10 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest finely grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves OR oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pressed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (sweet)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest finely grated

Cooking Directions

In small bowl, combine ingredients for rub. Spread on both sides of pork chops. Grill chops or broil 4 inches from heat source 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 1/2-inch strips.

On each skewer, thread 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube, 1 pickle, 1 strip roasted pork (skewered three times in an "s" shape), 1 pickle, 1 ham cube, 1 cheese cube and 1 pickle.

For dip, combine all dip ingredients in small bowl. Makes about 1/2 cup.  Serve along side kabobs.

Makes 8 skewers