Something For The Weekend – Pork And Pineapple Skewers

Sweet and colourful, these pork and pineapple skewers are perfect for a weekend barbecue.


A weekend barbecue is one of the joys of summer for us – but if the weather spoils your plans, you can still cook these delicious pork and pineapple skewers inside on the grill.  

Prep time:  20 mins approx plus marinating

Cook time: 10 mins approx

Serves: 4


400g pork fillet

½ small pineapple

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

4tbsp light muscovado sugar

50ml cider vinegar

1tsp Worcestershire sauce

Small bunch of coriander or flat-leaf parsley

Small tub of natural yoghurt


Peel and core the pineapple and chop the flesh into chunks. Deseed the peppers and cut into squares. Cube the pork fillet.

Put the sugar and vinegar in a pan and warm over a low heat until the sugar melts. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and leave to cool for a few minutes. Add the pork and mix to ensure all the cubes of meat are covered. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Thread the cubes of pork onto wooden or metal skewers, alternating with chunks of pepper. Light the barbecue, waiting until the coals turn before you start cooking. If you’re using a grill, preheat it.

Barbecue or grill the skewers for 3-5 minutes each side, making sure the meat is cooked through. Finely chop the coriander or flat-leaf parsley and sprinkle over the top before serving the skewers with rice or pitta breads and a bowl of natural yoghurt.


Use different veg to make this recipe your own and depending on your family’s preferences. Courgettes and cherry tomatoes also work well.

If you’re using bamboo skewers, you may wonder whether you should soak them first. Some people say it’s essential, others say it makes no difference. This article may help you decide.

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