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Sesame Pork Kabobs

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • On each of six long metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread beef. Grill, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 9-12 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once.
Nutrition 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.

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