Serves 4 as a hearty appetizer
This flavorful appetizer is full of spices that are complex and layered without being overwhelming to a wine. The Amici Chardonnay, with its round flavors of ripe apple and melon with a hint of toasty oak, balances the spice in this dish perfectly.
Measure all the dry spices, not including the thyme, into a stainless steel sauté pan. Over medium heat toast the spices until a small amount of smoke just begins to emanate from the pan. Immediately remove the spices from the pan, adding the thyme while the spices are still warm, and let cool.
Place cubed pork into a stainless steel bowl. Add the spice mixture, garlic paste, lemon juice, orange juice, orange zest and parsley. Mix until the pork pieces have been evenly coated. Add the olive oil and mix once again. Allow the pork to marinate overnight.
Begin the skewering process with a piece of pork, and then alternate with a grape, and then another piece of pork, finishing with a grape. Grill the kebabs over a gas or wood grill for approximately 6 minutes, turning often. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately accompanied by Amici Cellars Chardonnay Sonoma Coast.