Pork Chops with Mangoes Sauce
Dinner tonight was a new creation. I had a couple of mangoes that were staring at me and besides making this fantastic Mango Martini, I wanted to do something else with them. So as I put on my apron and started cleaning the Mangoes the recipe just kind of prepared itself. I enjoy mixing sweet and spicy. I have a little guy that is not fond of spicy, so I prepare his with less ginger and less pepper flakes.
I do hope you will enjoy it, and if any of you out there tries it, please let me know.
Tonight’s April 13, 2010 Dinner:
Pork Chops with Mangoes Sauce over White Rice
The Z Martini (after the kids are in bed and you really have a minute to yourself…)
PORK CHOPS WITH MANGOES SAUCE
2 mangoes, peeled and core removed
½ of a lemon, squeezed
¾ teaspoon dry mustard
A pinch of red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 small garlic clove, green part removed if any
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
¼ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup white wine
4 pork chops, 1 inch thick, bone in
In the blender mix together the first 9 ingredients. Puree and set aside. In a large frying pan sauté the pork chops 5 minutes per sides. When the pork chops are done, place in the oven to keep warm. Remove any fat from the paying pan and add the mangoes puree to the pan and scrape up any bit left in pan. When the sauce is simmering and slightly reduced, add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the sauce over the chops.
Cook rice in salted water until ready. Drain and serve.
I like to add 1 tablespoon of butter to mine to give it a smooth taste.
1 bunch (1 lb) fresh Asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pre-heat the oven at 350. Cut the bottom part of the asparagus off (1 inch). Wash them and dry them. On a cookie sheet put 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to cover the pan. Place the asparagus on top and drizzle the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle generously of salt and place in the oven. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve nice and hot.
The Z Martini
1 part Belvedere Vodka
2 parts Mango puree
1 part Cranberry juice
1 part Peach snap
The amount of ingredients is up to your likings. Mix all the ingredients with ice. Strain and serve in a nice chilled glass.
From “The Uptown Bar” at the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai
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