Autumn Gluten Free Main Dishes Recipes Spring Summer Winter

Pork and Apple Skewers with Sage

July 11, 2022

Grated fresh apple in a marinade helps to tenderize cuts of meat and with serving on slices of fresh apple add a crunch and lightness to the taste. Take care to use a medium heat when cook so as to not brown too deeply.


(Serves 2)

500 g diced pork

1 Granny Smith apple, grated

1 tbsp apple cider or white vinegar

1 tsp fresh sage, chopped

1 tsp dried dill

2 tbsp apple brandy or regular brandy or whiskey

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

1 Bravo or red skinned apple, thinly sliced

Fresh sage leaves, to garnish

Salt flakes


  1. Place the diced pork in a bowl and add the grated apple, vinegar, chopped fresh sage, dried dill, apple brandy, ground cinnamon, soy sauce and olive oil. Combine well. Cover and leave to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour. It’s optimal to leave it marinate overnight if you have time.
  2. Preheat a flat grill plate or large heavy-based frying pan.
  3. Grill or fry the pork skewers 3 – 4 minutes per side until deeply caramelised and tender.
  4. Serve on a bed of thinly sliced fresh apple, garnished with fresh sage leaves and salt flakes.

Serving Notes

  • If sage is unavailable and you don’t have this herb in your garden, use fresh rosemary instead.
  • Crusty fresh bread or a simple potato salad with a plain yoghurt or sour cream dressing would make a delicious accompaniment.

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