I’ve found that some of the best recipes that I’ve made have been largely unplanned. Scott & I had bought these beautiful pork chops but just couldn’t come up with an idea for them.
Then I opened the freezer so see a lonely bag of Trader Joe’s frozen mango chucnks
Hmmm… I was onto something.
I grabbed my trusty blender & added the yogurt, mango, 1/2 of a jalepeno pepper, chopped , 1/4 cup brown sugar, some salt & pepper a little bit of good ol’ H2O.. said a quick prayer to the cooking fairies & whirred my little heart out.
I added a little bit more water to get a smoother consistency & tasted it.
I set aside some of this yummy sauce ( and kept tasting it.. you know just to make sure that the flavors didn’t change int he 10 minutes since I had made it..)
and marinated the pork in the rest of it.
I covered both of these babies & stuck them in the fridge and let the pork marinade all day long.
Dinnatime!!! I fired up my grill & grilled both chops….
dear pork police…
*no pork was wasted in this burning misadventure, the crust of that one side of burnt pork was cut off & the pork underneath was wonderful*
I grilled it to an internal temp of 145.. then pull of the grill & LET REST!!.. this is very important!
I made a salad with some Arugula from Plato\’s Harvest Organic Farm.. I added some slivered onion, goat cheese & slivered almonds. Tossed with a little bit of the marinade that I set aside..
I think I love mango 🙂