Carribean Pork with Mango Salsa

Caribbean Pork with Mango Salsa

I was on a mango salsa kick for a while. I still love it, but my SO isn’t really a fruit fan, and mango is definitey not one of the few fruits he eats. The texture makes him very, very unhappy. I made this Caribbean Pork with Mango Salsa about 3 years ago when I was just really learning how to cook and what you could do with flavors and slabs of meat.

I love this dish! All of the flavors are perfect together, and it was super simple and fun to put together.

As a rule of thumb I rarely ever follow a recipe exactly. I use them as jumping off points. The only time that I follow a recipe exactly is when I’m baking, and that’s because baking is science, and I’m not very good at science. This recipe was inspired by this great recipe, but I made my own mango salsa for this Caribbean Pork with Mango Salsa dish.

Ingredients 

Spice Rub Ingredients:

  • 1.5t ground coriander
  • 1.5t ground cumin
  • 3/4t sugar
  • 3/4t ground ginger
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1/4t allspice
  • 1/8t cayenne

Mango Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 orange, half juiced, other cut up to put in salsa
  • 1 tomatillo, chopped
  • 4 grape tomatoes, chopped
  • A Couple Pineapple Rings, chopped
  • A sprinkle of Cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • A Pinch Red pepper flakes

Instructions

1. Combine the spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub pork chops with spice mixture.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; grill 3 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 145° (slightly pink).

3. Combine mango and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; toss gently. Serve salsa with pork.

Photo Source: ME

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