Tapas - Spicy Pork Skewers (pinchos Morunos)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tapas (bite-sized appetizers) is one of Spain's most cherished culinary traditions! This recipe is courtesy of Executive Chef Jose Salgado. Marinating time (minimum 4 hours) is not included

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pork tenderloin into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a bowl, combine paprika, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and olive oil.
  3. Marinade pork for a minimum of 4 hours to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. or preheat grill to medium high.
  6. Thread pork cubes onto small wooden skewers.
  7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in oven.
  8. Alternatively grill over medium heat, about 10 minutes.
  9. While cooking turn once and baste with marinate until well browned.


Most Helpful

I prepared 10 pork tenderloins, cubed them, marinated them for 24 hours, then threaded them on skewers, I increased the spice mixure (I used the "change size" on the bottom of the recipe to 10). I gave them to my spice-loving DS to grill at his BD bash, I also added in garlic powder to the spice mixture. According to my son they were a huge success, but was informed that they could have been just a little more spicier. Thanks Marg!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz February 26, 2006

LOVED this recipe!!! Made it last summer and definitely will be making it this summer as well.

charming.317 April 16, 2014

Very tasty. reduced cayenne to 1/2 t. and that was just about right. Very easy too.

dianegrapegrower July 25, 2010

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