I have fallen in love with AllRecipes.com. I can find awesome recipes all the time, there are tons of reviews so I know which ones are good, there is an option to convert the servings/recipe and I can make a customized grocery list from the recipes I want to try. The grocery list is the best part and saves me a lot of time!
Last night, Ben and I tried out the Tropical Grilled Pork Chops. It received a 5 star rating, so I knew it had to be good (unless I messed it up of course).
I have never really enjoyed pork chops unless they are made Asian-style, but I guess I’ve been missing out. These pork chops were marinated in a fruity soy sauce mixture and then grilled…healthy bonus points! Then, they were topped off with a mango pineapple salsa (maybe it’s more like a chutney) and served with brown rice. The salsa was super good. I will definitely use it for seafood and chicken dishes in the future. Here is the salsa recipe:
Mango Pineapple Salsa
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pod cardamom seeds
1/2 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 mango – peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cilantro
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3 pineapple rings, chopped (I used 4 because I love pineapples!)
1 pinch white pepper
With a mortar and pestle, mash together the garlic, chili powder, cayenne, and cardamom seeds. Mix in enough water to form a paste. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in spice paste, and cook until it begins to bubble, about 30 seconds. Stir in vinegar; cook without boiling for 2 minutes. Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Mix in mango, salt, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in applesauce and pineapple; simmer 10 minutes more. Season with white pepper. Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
This recipe will be a permanent card in my recipe box! I hope you try it.