Posted on : June 18th, 2019
It’s officially summer in Chico—not by the calendar but by the 100ºF heat! And that’s when my dinner thoughts turn to fruit and simple dinners of salad topped with some kind of tasty meat that can be made on the backyard grill. Today’s recipe can be made in the oven if you’re not a fan of grilling. It has a fancy enough feel that you’ll want to consider it for a special dinner but it’s easy enough for everyday. And it’s topped with Mango Relish! That’s practically a staple in my house. I put that on everything—with crackers and cream cheese last night, on eggs the day before. But it’s practically made for delicious slices of pork tenderloin. Bon Appétit!
In a medium bowl, stir together mangoes, onion, bell pepper, vinegar, and mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
From the Grill:
Finely chop 1/2 cup almonds and stir in brown sugar and seasonings. Brush pork with oil then season with salt and pepper; roll in almond mixture, pressing into the surface. Transfer to a piece of heavy-duty foil and press any remaining nuts onto the top. Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally to brown each side, for 35 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 160°F on a meat thermometer. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
From the oven:
Preheat oven to 450°F. Finely chop 1/2 cup almonds. Stir in brown sugar and seasonings, transfer almond mixture to a foil lined-baking sheet. Brush pork with 1½ tbsp. oil then season with salt and pepper; roll in almond mixture, pressing into the surface. Lightly spray with olive oil spray. Cook pork on foil-lined baking sheet until exterior is golden brown and meat reaches 160 degrees, 35 to 40 minutes, turning pork halfway through cooking. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
To assemble, top sliced pork with mango relish and toasted almonds. Serving suggestion: Place pork on bed of mixed greens lightly dressed with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. (Balsamic vinegar is especially good.)
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