Pork + Watermelon Skewers

(Last Updated On: 12 November 2020)

With the weather picking up in London, it’s approaching my favourite time of the year. SUMMER. Salad season is upon us, so today we’re going for a meat and fruit combination – Pork + Watermelon Skewers served with watercress, pecan, red onion and gorgonzola salad. Fancy.

Fruit in savoury dishes is frowned upon by some, but I love trying out new flavour combinations, and this dish really does sing. It also comes with that bonus of only needing a quarter of a watermelon. That’s plenty of watermelon leftover gorgeous Watermelon Mojitos, another summer superstar.

Let’s make Pork + Watermelon Skewers.

I picked up some ready diced pork leg for this recipe. Pork leg is a pretty lean cut of meat, which means there isn’t a great deal of fat content so you could say that this recipe is healthy, I guess.

First, pre-heat the grill to high. Add diced pork and watermelon to the skewers alternately. You only need to grill these guys for about 7 minutes per side (so 14 – 15 in total). My grill is not the best, so keep an eye, you don’t want to overcook the pork; otherwise it’ll be dry and horrible.

While the Pork + Watermelon Skewers cook; toss together watercress, finely slice half a red onion and roughly chopped pecans. Place the salad on a plate and dot small pieces of gorgonzola across the top, and just hidden inside, the mixture.

Don’t forget to check the Pork + Watermelon Skewers under that grill!!!

Coriander works FAB with watermelon and also compliments the watercress, pecan, red onion and gorgonzola salad. So we’re going to whip up a really quick yoghurt dip, with coriander and garlic.

watercress, pecans, gorgonzola and red onion on a speckled plate in the foreground, behind there is a plate of pork and watermelon on skewers to the left, and quarter of a watermelon to the far right corner.

Simply finely chop a small handful of coriander and a couple of cloves of garlic and stir into three heaped tablespoons of greek yoghurt.

Finally, when the Pork+ Watermelon Skewers are cooked remove them from under the grill. Place them on top of the salad, and serve.

Pork + Watermelon Skewers

Summer is coming, and these Pork + Watermelon Skewers are the perfect light evening meal when you’re all hot and bothered. Ready in 20 minutes max. 
Servings 6 skewers
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 425 g diced pork
  • ¼ of a watermelon
  • 40 g watercress
  • 50 g pecans
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 75 g gorgonzola or other blue cheese
  • 10 g coriander
  • 3 heaped tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions

  • Pre-heat grill to high. Alternate pork and watermelon onto skewers, and place under the grill for 15 minutes, turning half way.
  • Finely slice onion, and roughly chop pecans – toss with watercress and place on a serving plate. Dot blue cheese pieces throughout the salad
  • For yoghurt dip – finely chop the coriander and garlic cloves and mix with the greek yoghurt
  • When the skewers are ready, place on top of the salad and add a big dollop of coriander + garlic yoghurt dip 
Author: JPLongland
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: 15 minute meals, gluten free

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