Spiedis (pronounced "speedeez") are a type of grilled meat sandwich considered a local specialty. This recipe is my own, but there are many variations in our area. In nearby Binghamton, Spiedi-Fest is held on August, featuring this delicious dish made of all different kinds of meat. Thousands of people attend. I hope you enjoy my pork version.
-Beatrice Riddell, Chenango Bridge, New York
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Pepper to taste
- 4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 12 slices Italian bread
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients;
- add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
- Drain and discard marinade. Thread pork on small metal or soaked
- wooden skewers. Grill or broil for 15-20 minutes, turning
- occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.
- To serve, wrap a slice of bread around about five pork cubes and pull
- off skewer. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (not including bread) equals 214 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot