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spanish, kebab

Pincho Moruno (Moorish Style Kabobs)

  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer or Main
  • Cuisine: Spanish


Spicy little bits of moist pork, always a hit!


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced parsley
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb. lean pork, cut in 3/4 – 1 inch cubes. (We like to use pork tenderloin)


  1. Mix all ingredients except pork in a large bowl
  2. Add the meat cubes and stir to coat
  3. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally
  4. Thread on skewers; grill until well browned, but juicy.


The spicy oil you’ve cooked the meat in is great for dipping a crusty bread.

Also an excellent main course. Make the pork cubes larger, serve with mashed potatoes, and a green vegetable.