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Pinchos: Spanish Tapas-Style Kebabs

Pinchos, also known as pintxos in Basque, are small Spanish kebabs that are often served in tapas bars. These delightful skewers are typically made with pork, but can also include other meats, seafood, or vegetables. They are perfect for sharing and enjoying with friends over drinks.

Pinchos: Spanish Tapas-Style Kebabs

For the Marinade:

1 lb pork tenderloin or pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (pimentón)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)

For the Skewers:

Bamboo or metal skewers (if using bamboo, soak in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

For Serving:

Crusty bread or baguette slices
Lemon wedges
Fresh parsley for garnish
Olive oil for drizzling

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