Keto pork skewers with mash and chimichurri

Keto pork skewers with mash and chimichurri

Keto pork skewers with cauliflower mash and chimichurri. A quick and easy-to-make keto lunch or dinner, also great your weekly for meal prep. You can fry your skewers on the stovetop, or fire up the grill.

Keto pork skewers with mash and chimichurri

Keto pork skewers with cauliflower mash and chimichurri. A quick and easy-to-make keto lunch or dinner, also great your weekly for meal prep. You can fry your skewers on the stovetop, or fire up the grill.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Green sauce
  • 1 oz. (1¾ cups) 28 g (425 ml) fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp small capers
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh cilantro or fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ½ ½ lemon, the juicelemons, the juice
  • 23 cup 160 ml olive oil
Pork skewers
  • 1 lb 450 g pork shoulder, in slices
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
Cauliflower mash
  • 1½ lbs 650 g cauliflower
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • ½ cup (113 oz.) 120 ml (40 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

  1. Place the ingredients for the sauce in a beaker and mix for 1-2 minutes with an immersion blender. You can also use a food processor.
  2. Cut the pork shoulder slices in inch-thick pieces lengthwise. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning on the meat. Season with extra salt if your seasoning is low-sodium. Place on wooden skewers, cut to fit your frying pan.
  3. Heat up oil or butter in the pan and fry the skewers for a few minutes on all sides until fully cooked.
  4. Divide the cauliflower into florets. You can also include the stem, cut it into smaller pieces. Boil the cauliflower in lightly salted water for a few minutes or until soft, but still retaining shape.
  5. Drain the water. If you want a firmer mash, place the cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the remaining water.
  6. Place the cauliflower in a bowl with the butter and parmesan cheese, blend with an immersion blender. You can also use a food processor. Season with salt and pepper and add more butter or olive oil if you like.

Tips

Skip the parmesan cheese for a dairy-free version of this meal.

You could also add a little onion to the chimichurri for extra bite.

If you want to vary the flavoring of the meat, try mixing ½ tablespoon paprika powder, ½ tablespoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 pinch of cumin and 1 pinch of cinnamon. This works great for all kinds of grilled of fried pork dishes.

Recommended special equipment

Blender or food processor

Grill

You can grill your skewers as well!

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14 comments

  1. Stephanie
    This was my husbands favorite recipe I've made from this site yet. I will say.. this is not salsa verde. That implies that it's going to be some sort of Mexican-inspired green chile or tomatillo sauce. It is not. It's more like a chimichurri. However, it's delicious.

    I sliced up a pork shoulder roast for this and I think the skewers are completely unnecessary. I just fried the chops on a flat griddle, that allowed them to dissipate liquid and get a great crust. I have been testing out frozen cauliflower mashes and I used a "loaded baked potato" one for this. It was great, but I can't speak to the mash recipe listed here.

    This was a favorite and I will make it over and over! It was even great as leftovers.

  2. Tracy
    This was a fantastic meal! I reduced the butter in the cauliflower mash (by about a fourth) and used regular grated cheese because that’s what I had on hand. A definite “do again”. Thx!
  3. Rose Ann
    This was a lovely meal, the only change I made was to just pan fry the pork steaks, will definitely make again, thanks.
  4. Liz
    I don't seem to be able to get dry ranch seasoning in the UK. What could I substitute? Thanks
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't seem to be able to get dry ranch seasoning in the UK. What could I substitute? Thanks

    You can make your own! The words ranch seasoning are a hyperlink to our recipe. As a bonus, it won't have any sugars or starches like the commercially available packets.

  6. Mariana
    do you have to use pork? can it be subbed for chicken? if so, would the carb grams be the same?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    do you have to use pork? can it be subbed for chicken? if so, would the carb grams be the same?

    Yes, you can use chicken instead of pork and the carb grams should be the same.

  8. Dana Marks
    I need suggestions for a sub. for cauliflower as I cant stand the taste of it.
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I need suggestions for a sub. for cauliflower as I cant stand the taste of it.

    You can use any of our other side dishes.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/side-dishes

  10. zeroro123
    So are most of the carbs coming from the cauliflower?
    I accidentally used the entire packet of ranch dressing and am nervous that I just carb bombed myself.
    I think I did the math right and found about 4.5 g of carbs I may have added.
    However, I used 1 lb cauliflower instead of 1.5 and according to carb managed im at 8g when I account for less cauli more ranch powder
    Reply: #11
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    So are most of the carbs coming from the cauliflower?
    I accidentally used the entire packet of ranch dressing and am nervous that I just carb bombed myself.
    I think I did the math right and found about 4.5 g of carbs I may have added.
    However, I used 1 lb cauliflower instead of 1.5 and according to carb managed im at 8g when I account for less cauli more ranch powder

    Yes, the majority of the carbs in this dish come from the cauliflower. However, we do recommend making your own ranch seasoning, as store-bought packets usually contain undesirable ingredients, such as sugar, starch, etc. https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/ranch-seasoning

  12. taraldesne
    Can substitute boneless chicken thigh for the pork? how much chicken would I need for 2 servings?
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can substitute boneless chicken thigh for the pork? how much chicken would I need for 2 servings?

    Yes, that substitute would work well. You can use the same amount.

  14. wendytmele@gmail.com
    Husband rating 3 My rating 3. Cooking the pork on the skewers was time consuming and I felt I couldn't tell when the pork was actually done so I overcooked it and the pork turned out dry. I think if that hadn't happened I would have felt better about the whole recipe.
    The sauce wasn't amazing, but it was different and I really appreciate diet doctor giving us all of these different toppings/sauces so that we don't get bored.
    Next time I'm going to use my air fryer for the pork.

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