Friday, April 27, 2012

Grilled Caribbean Pork Kabobs

Remember Friday the 13th? 

Well, here's a tale of Tylenol and tender bones!  Who would imagine that siblings, (2 of 6), would break limbs the same day in unrelated accidents? Annahlise tried to block a soccer ball at school that was kicked her way.  The ball smacked her just right, and both bones in her right arm were broken.  Spence flew off the trampoline and broke his leg.  He had quite a shiner too.  Dad was in Georgia and their poor mom was on her last legs when we met her in the emergency room at midnight. 

We are thankful because especially for Spencer things could have been much worse.  Monday they saw orthopedic surgeons and got water-proof casts.  Who knew?  Remember putting garbage bags over a cast for bath time?  The doc said," Hose the sand out of the cast."  Ironically it all happened a week before they were leaving for a 7-day family cruise to Mexico.  Bon Voyage loves...and don't ya just love Spencer's BSU Bronco cast!
 


Annahlise had an ice-skating competition last Saturday and I was worried that her cast would throw her balance off.  She amazed me and did so well, spinning, jumping and swirling on the ice.  She made me extra proud, got a great score, and her cast hardly showed. Then she flew to California, joining her family for their cruise.


So what sounded good?  Maybe some Tenderloins to go with all that Tylenol... 


We whipped up a batch of Caribbean Rub, an island inspired concoction that adds a slighty sweet and spicy flavor to both pork and chicken.

For Kabobs:  Cut pork tenderloin into desired size chunks and sprinkle with the rub.  Gently work it into the surface of the meat and let it rest while you get everything else ready. Next cut up a fresh pineapple, red peppers and onions.  Thread pork, pineapple, peppers and onion on skewers and make kabobs.  Fire up the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side, turning them four times.


I served it with a broccoli slaw for a light and luscious Springtime meal on the patio.  Oh, it's a great time of the year!

Caribbean Rub
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, packed, optional
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • dash ground cayenne or other ground hot chile
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, crushed and finely minced
Cut 1 pound pork tenderloin into chunks, about 1 inch in thickness.
Combine rub ingredients; sprinkle over pork chunks and rub in. Let meat rest while you cut up fruits and veggies to add to skewers.  Grill kabobs over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side, turning on all four sides, until cooked through, about 155°.  This rub recipe makes about 1/2 cup.


Happy grilling friends!

14 comments :

  1. What a day that must have been - it will go down in family lore! I'm glad that all is well, but it must have been terribly worrisome.
    The rub sounds very interesting.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the breaks but the kids look like they're taking it much better than Mom I'm sure. The rub sounds great, gonna copy it-thanks:@)

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  3. YUM I am trying this one out for sure! Bring on the grill!

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  4. Oh I can only imagine what that would be like, two in one day! The rub sounds delicious.

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  5. It seems that nothing slows kids down. Hope they heal quickly and well and that they love their Mexico vacation. You have beautiful grandchildren.

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  6. Oh, so happy to hear those sweeties are doing well after the accidents. The vacation should help in getting some relaxation for the whole family.

    Really yummy meal to jump into warmer weather. Looks delicious!

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  7. Those poor kids! The poor mom!!! Oh, my! It sounds like they are real troopers, though. Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try this one. Looks yummy!

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  8. When it rains it pours, doesn't it! I'll never forgot the year my young daughter broke her arm and was in a cast just before swimming season. We did the plastic bag trick - I don't think they had the waterproof casts then. Doesn't water getting inside the cast still pose a problem for the skin? Annahlise looks like such an accomplished skater!

    Delicious kabobs for grilling season!

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  9. oh my gosh! 2 in the same day...that is craziness!! well, good luck to everyone!!
    your recipe is fabulous..thanks...the pictures are too!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  10. I am just discovering this post. Oh my goodness, I can't believe that they both broke a limb on the same day. My heart goes out to their poor mom, home alone. I'll bet Dad was frustrated that he couldn't be there.

    I fell (boinged backwards) off a trampoline once. I didn't break anything but my pride, but it scared me half to death, and I couldn't breath. I hadn't thought about it in years until reading this. I'm glad he is not hurt worse.

    I'm in flat out AWE that Annahlise could still skate and did well. She must be incredibly talented! By the way, she is such a pretty girl, and that's such a pretty name.

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  11. I hope to two youngsters are doing well. Your kabobs look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Tammy

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  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
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  13. Oooo, I can't believe that -- both of them on the same day? That is crazy. I hate those trampolines, too scary for sure. How exhausting for the mom. But I'm liking your recipe. yum.

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  14. Poor kids. I know of a very similar story. My brother broke his collar bone and the next day I broke my arm and my dad was out of town, too. My mom was going nuts. Glad to hear they have water proof casts now. I did the garbage bag thing. These kabobs look wonderful.

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