Recipe by: Rick Stein | Photography by: James Murphy Photography


1kg lean pork fillet

4 garlic cloves, peeled

2tsp each cumin, coriander and fennel seeds

2tsp pimentón picante (smoked hot Spanish paprika)

2tsp dried thyme or oregano

4tsp lemon juice

4tbsp olive oil

2 x 2cm thick slices crusty white bread, cut into 2.5cm cubes

12 x 22cm thin metal skewers


Cut the pork fillet into 2.5cm cubes and put them in a mixing bowl. Put the garlic cloves on a board, sprinkle with ½tsp of salt and crush under the blade of a large knife into a paste. Add to the pork with another tsp salt and plenty of black pepper.

Put the seed spices into a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Add to the bowl with the pimentón, dried thyme, lemon juice and olive oil and mix everything together well. Refrigerate overnight if you wish.

Thread 4 pieces of pork onto each skewer. Barbecue or griddle over a high heat for 7-8 minutes, turning them over as they brown, until cooked through but still moist and juicy in the centre. Spear a chunk of bread onto the end of each skewer and serve hot.