Monday, June 22, 2009

Grilled Mango Pork

I take no credit for this recipe. It can be found at the original site

I am re-posting it here for my own convenience, so that I can find it again. It was YUMMY!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Description: 1 chop, about 1/2 cup slices and sauce
Servings: 4

- 4 pork chops
- 1 large mango, divided
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 cup raisins, preferably golden raisins
- 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1/2 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

  • Peel the mango and then slice half and dice the other half. Set the slices aside. Chop onion and garlic.
  • Mix diced mango, onion, raisins, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt, pepper and water in a saucepan. Simmer until onions are soft and mixture is thick, but not dry, about 10 minutes. Add a little more water, if necessary. Set aside (this can be prepared ahead, if desired).
  • Preheat the grill. Trim excess fat from the chops. Lightly salt and pepper each side and grill to desired doneness. Briefly grill the mango slices, if desired. (They are good either grilled or not).
  • Serve chops with sauce spooned over and around them with slices on top.

I would recommend using a mango that is a little bit green, as the tart comes out and blends nicely with the pork and it is also easier to grill when it is less mushy. I think any cut of pork would work fine. I quickly dipped the meat in a rinse of vegetable oil and soy sauce before putting on the bbq. We served it over a wild rice mixture with green beans on the side. Delish!