Pork and Pineapple Kebab Recipe


Pork and Pineapple Kebab Recipe for an easily prepped dinner

The Pork and Pineapple Kebab recipe is one of our cherished recipes because the cooking method is really close to the all-favourite Braai dinner here in South Africa. Although the preparation takes a bit longer, we find that cooking is fast, and therefore makes an easy, less complicated dinner for your crowd.

A Little History of Kebebs

Kebabs are a popular dish in many cultures and cuisines around the world, but their origins can be traced back to the Middle East and Central Asia.

The word “kebab” comes from the Persian word “kabab,” which means to roast. The dish consists of small pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables that are skewered and grilled over an open flame. The skewers can be made of metal, bamboo, or other materials.

One theory suggests that kebabs were invented by Turkish soldiers who used their swords to grill meat over open fires while on the battlefield. Another theory suggests that kebabs were created by nomadic tribes in Central Asia who used skewers to cook meat over their campfires.

Regardless of their origins, kebabs quickly became a popular dish throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, and eventually spread to other parts of the world. In Pakistan, kebabs were adapted to include a wide variety of spices and flavours, and became known as “seekh kebabs.” In Greece, the dish became known as “souvlaki,” and in Iran, it is called “chelow kabab”, which also happens to be the Iranian national dish.

Today, kebabs are enjoyed by people all over the world, with many different variations and styles. Some popular types of kebabs include shish kebab (cubes of marinated meat), doner kebab (shavings of meat cooked on a vertical spit), and kofta kebab (meatballs grilled on a skewer).

In conclusion, kebabs have a rich history that spans centuries and cultures. From their humble beginnings as simple skewered meat dishes, they have evolved into a beloved staple of many cuisines around the world.

Pork and Pineapple Kebab recipe

Print Recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Keyword Pork and Pineapple Kebab recipe, Pork Kebab recipe, Pork skewer recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 400


  • 6 skewers preferably metal ones
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 basting brush


Ingredients for Kebebs

  • 500 gram Pork Chops
  • 6 large Bell Peppers
  • 250 gram fresh (or tinned) Pineapple
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt as needed

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 250 ml Jimmy’s Sauce
  • 85 ml Sunflower oil
  • 3 grams Extra Smoky Salt and BBQ Spice


Instructions for Marinade

  • Mix all ingredients well
  • Divide the Marinade mix into two bowls (2/3 and 1/3 ratio)

Instruction for preparing the Kebabs

  • Trim rind off each pork chop
  • Slice the pork into appropriately sized cubes for your requirements and salt all sides
  • Place Pork in a bowl with 2/3 of the marinade (keep 1/3 for basting during grilling)
  • Refrigerate the meat for an hour and toss every 15 minutes (in marinade)
  • Cut Peppers into approx. 3 cm pieces to your required number
  • Cut Pineapple into 2/3cm pieces
  • Place the Peppers and Pineapple into the other bowl
  • Thread onto Skewers – Pepper / Meat / Pepper + Pineapple / Meat and so on
  • Allow 5x pieces Pork per person, 6x pieces Peppers (mixed Peppers), 3x pieces Pineapple

Instructions for grilling

  • Turn on the grill and allow 10 minutes to heat
  • Set grill on a low heat
  • Place skewers on grill and turn constantly every 3 minutes or so
  • Start basting with leftover marinade after 15 minutes
  • Allow 45 minutes grilling time


You can choose to marinate the peppers along with the meat for extra flavour. But ensure not to marinade the pineapple (and certainly not together with the meat, as this would make the meat and baste quite sour).
Bon Appetit!

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