Sesame Pork Kabobs Recipe
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Sesame Pork Kabobs Recipe

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My son and daughter-in-law discovered this recipe while living in Japan. Folks always comment on the wonderful marinade and crunchy sesame seeds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each), trimmed

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 156 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut pork into 1/4-in. thick slices; add to marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. On each of six long metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread beef. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 9-12 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Pork Kabobs in Country Pork 1996, p103

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255685
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"Very good. I served with an asian inspired rice dish as a side but these were clearly the star of the show."

pokeydot57 User ID: 1696958 77021
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I make this all of the time and it is A-mazing!"

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