Pinchitos are heavily seasoned miniature meat kebabs grilled aver a charcoal-fired hibachi or brazier. The spice mixture is of North African and Middle Eastern influence but the use of pork is not. Pork consumption is forbidden by the Muslim religion. In Spain, pork is favored but in North Africa, beef and lamb predominate.
Spicy Pork Kebabs with Moorish Flavors
This is quite possibly the most iconic recipe from the region of Puglia. The remarkable thing about it is how the broccoli rabe almost melts together with the pasta. This comes from the old Pugliese technique of boiling the pasta and vegetables together, and then sautéing them in garlic, oil, and anchovies.
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe