Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mango Pork Chops

Despite the incessant rain and over 3 weeks without more then a 1/2 day of sunshine, it is summer time and one thing I love in the summer is mangos! Tonight I got the idea to make some pork chops topped with mango salsa; however, I was out of tomatoes and too lazy to go to the grocery store so I tried this recipe instead. It was delicious! The only thing I'd do differently next time is use the lighter raisins instead of brown ones. They did add in some color to the chutney, though. It took me less then a 1/2 hour to prepare and cook the meal. I actually grilled on the counter top using my Cuisinart grill/panini/griddle because yet another thunderstorm was passing through.
Mango Pork Chops (it may not look good, but it was delish!)
Recipe is courtesy of

- 4 pork chops
- 1 large mango, divided
- 1 small onion (I used a red onion for color)
- 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.



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