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Easy meal idea: Fiery pork skewers

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By JANET K. KEELER

Tampa Bay Times

Pat Bernitt of Lutz, Fla., shares a favorite that she found at www.allrecipes.com, a go-to Internet site for many home cooks. I like Fiery Pork Skewers because it doesn't make a ton of food, which is perfect for solo diners or couples.

It's also nice enough to serve to guests. It can be easily doubled if you need more.

Bernitt didn't suggest what to serve with the skewers, but I'd go for rice (white or brown) or maybe couscous. Slice some fresh scallions to mix in.

FIERY PORK SKEWERS

2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

3/4 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes

In a medium bowl, mix teriyaki sauce, red-wine vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar and red-pepper flakes. Place pork tenderloin cubes in the mixture. Toss to coat.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

Place pork on skewers. Cook on the prepared grill, turning and brushing with the teriyaki-sauce mixture frequently. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Makes 4 skewers.

Nutritional information per skewer: 147 calories, 6.5g fat, 3g carbohydrates, no fiber, 18g protein and 390mg sodium.

-- Allrecipes.com

(Contact Tampa Bay Times food and travel editor Janet K. Keeler at jkeeler(at) tampabay.com.)

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