To marinate one pound of cubed pork or lamb kebabs, mix in 2 tbsp. spice with 1 tbsp. each of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Combine thoroughly in a sealable container and refrigerate for 1-4 hrs.
We handcraft our intensely flavored version of this “curry"-like spice mixture for kebabs by mixing together sea salt, cumin, Spanish sweet paprika, oregano, coriander, garlic, caraway, turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, anise, cayenne, cinnamon, black pepper, bay leaves, yellow mustard, mace, cardamom and Spanish saffron.
Southern Spain Pinchito Spice Q&A
What is Pinchito spice?
Pinchito spice is a curry-like combo of seasonings, herbs and spices that are blended together to flavor Spanish kebabs.
What are pinchitos?
Pinchitos are Moorish kebabs from Spanish cuisine, and are very popular tapas in Southern Spain. These Spanish kebabs are typically made of pork or lamb.
What is the difference between tapas and pinchos?
Pinchos are typically a bit smaller than tapas, as most pinchos are smaller portions of eats, and often served on a small piece of bread or skewers/toothpicks. Tapas, however, are usually smaller portions of a main dish that are served on a plate, and are a bit larger than pinchos.
Why are they called pinchos?